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Micro Inoculum Broth 500g

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Micro Inoculum Broth

Intended Use

Micro Inoculum Broth is used for preparing the inoculum of lactobacilli and other microorganisms used in microbiological assays of vitamins and amino acids.

Summary and Explanation

Vitamin assay media are prepared for use in the microbiological assay of vitamins.
Three types of media are used for this purpose:
1. Maintenance Media: For carrying the stock culture to preserve the viability and sensitivity of the test organism for its intended purpose;
2. Inoculum Media: To condition the test culture for immediate use;
3. Assay Media: To permit quantitation of the vitamin under test. They contain all the factors necessary for optimal growth of the test organism except the single essential vitamin to be determined.
Micro Inoculum Broth is used for cultivating lactobacilli and preparing the inoculum for microbiological assays.

Principles of the Procedure

Peptone provides nitrogen and amino acids in both Micro Assay Culture Agar and Micro Inoculum Broth. Yeast extract is a vitamin source. Dextrose is a carbon source. Monopotassium phosphate is a buffering agent. Polysorbate 80 acts as an emulsifier. Agar is the solidifying agent (Micro Assay Culture Agar).

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Identity Specifications
Micro Inoculum Broth
Dehydrated Appearance: Beige, free-flowing, homogeneous.
Solution:                       3.7% solution, soluble in purified water. Solution
                                    is light to medium amber, clear to very slightly
                                    opalescent.
Prepared Appearance:     Light to medium amber, clear to very slightly
                                    opalescent, without precipitate.
Reaction of 3.7%
Solution at 25°C:            pH 6.7 ± 0.2
Cultural Response
Micro Inoculum Broth
Prepare the medium per label directions. Inoculate with test organisms. Incubate Micro Inoculum Broth at 35-37°C for 18-24 hours.

ORGANISM ATCC™ INOCULUM
CFU
RECOVERY
Enterococcus hirae 8043 102-103 Good
Lactobacillus rhamnosus 7469 102-103 Good
Lactobacillus delbrueckii
subsp. lactis
7830 102-103 Good
Lactobacillus plantarum 8014 102-103 Good

Formula

Micro Assay Culture Agar
Approximate Formula* Per Liter
Proteose Peptone No. 3................................................ 5.0 g
Yeast Extract............................................................. 20.0 g
Dextrose................................................................... 10.0 g
Monopotassium Phosphate............................................ 2.0 g
Polysorbate 80............................................................. 0.1 g
Agar.......................................................................... 10.0 g
Micro Inoculum Broth
Consists of the same ingredients without the agar.
*Adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance criteria.

Precautions

Great care must be taken to avoid contamination of media or glassware used in microbiological assay procedures. Extremely small amounts of foreign material may be sufficient to give erroneous results. Scrupulously clean glassware free from detergents and other chemicals must be used. Glassware must be heated to 250°C for at least 1 hour to burn off any organic residues that might be present. Take precautions to keep sterilization and cooling conditions uniform throughout the assay.

Directions for Preparation from Dehydrated Product

Micro Inoculum Broth
1. Dissolve 37 g of the powder in 1 L of purified water.
2. Dispense 10 mL quantities into tubes of 16-20 mm diameter.
3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
4. Test samples of the finished product for performance using stable, typical control cultures.

Procedure

Assay Inoculum
1. Subculture from a 16-24 hour stock culture of lactobacilli in Micro Assay Culture Agar into a 10 mL tube of Micro Inoculum Broth.
2. Incubate at 35-37°C for 16-24 hours or as specified in the assay procedure.
3. Centrifuge the culture and decant the supernatant.
4. Resuspend cells in 10 mL of sterile 0.9% NaCl solution or sterile single strength basal assay medium.
5. Wash the cells by centrifuging and decanting the supernatant two additional times unless otherwise indicated.
6. Dilute the washed suspension 1:100 with sterile 0.9% single strength basal assay medium or as indicated. Where applicable, adjust inoculum concentration according to limits specified in the references.1,2
For a complete discussion of vitamin assay methodology, refer to appropriate procedures.1,2

Expected Results

For test results on vitamin assay procedures, refer to appropriate procedures.1,2

Limitations of the Procedure

1. Test organisms used in assay procedures must be cultured and maintained on media recommended for this purpose.
2. Follow assay directions exactly. The age, preparation and size of inoculum are extremely important factors in obtaining a satisfactory assay result.
3. Although other media and methods may be used successfully for maintaining cultures and preparing inocula, uniformly good results will be obtained if the methods described are followed exactly.
4. Aseptic technique should be used throughout the microbiological assay procedure.
5. The use of altered or deficient media may create mutants having different nutritional requirements. Such organisms will not produce a satisfactory test response.

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Celebrity Endorsements

1. Horwitz (ed.). 2007. Official methods of analysis of AOAC International, 18th ed, online. AOAC International, Gaithersburg, Md.

2. United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc. 2008. The United States pharmacopeia 31/The national formulary 26, Supp. 1, 8-1-08, online. United States Pharmacopeial Convention, Inc., Rockville, Md.

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