Plate Count Agar (PCA)




For determination of total bacterial count .

Tryptone provide carbon and nitrogen; yeast extract powder provides B vitamins; glucose to provide energy, agar is the solidifying agent.
Formulation(per liter):
Tryptone 5.0g
Yeast extract powder 2.5g
Glucose 1.0g
Agar 15.0g
Final pH 7.0 ± 0.2

How to use:
1.Suspend 23.5g in 1 L of distilled water , stirring heated to boiling until completely dissolved, dispensing flask, 121 autoclave for 15min.
2.Diluted and treated samples.

Storage: Keep container tightly closed, store in a cool, dry place, away from bright light. Storage period of 3 years.

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