M-Endo Agar LES (Difco)

m Endo Agar LES is used for enumerating coliforms in water by membrane filtration.

Principles m Endo Agar LES contains peptones as sources of carbon, nitrogen, vitamins and minerals. Yeast extract supplies B-complex vitamins, which stimulate bacterial growth. Lactose is the carbohydrate. Phosphates are buffering agents. Sodium chloride maintains the osmotic balance of the medium. Sodium desoxycholate and sodium lauryl sulfate are added as inhibitors. Basic fuchsin is a H indicator. Sodium sulfite is added to decolorize the basic fuchsin solution. Agar is the solidifying agent.

Lactose-fermenting bacteria produce acetaldehyde that reacts with the sodium sulfite and fuchsin to form red colonies. The development of a metallic sheen occurs when the organism produces aldehydes with the rapid fermentation of lactose. If the inoculum is too heavy, the sheen will be suppressed. Lactose-nonfermenting bacteria form clear, colorless colonies.

Item No. Product Description Brand Name Size Mfr. Item No. Unit of Measure Your Cost Purchase
M-Endo Agar LESEnumeration of coliforms by membrane filtration.
M-Endo Agar LES Enumeration of Coliforms by Membrane Filtration Difco 500 gram 273620 Each
Add to Cart This item is on back-order. Allow 5-10 business days. Please call us at 800-328-8378 with any questions about availability. In Stock