Brilliant Green Agar
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Brilliant Green Agar is used for the selective isolation of Salmonella spp.
Product Summary and Explanation
Salmonellosis continues to be an important public health problem worldwide. Infection with non-typhi Salmonella often causes mild, self-limiting illness. Typhoid fever, caused by Salmonella typhi, is characterized by fever, headache, diarrhea, and abdominal pain, and can result in fatal respiratory, hepatic, and or neurological damage. Infection can result from consumption of raw, undercooked, or improperly processed foods contaminated with Salmonella. U. S. federal guidelines require various poultry products routinely monitored before distribution for human consumption.
Kristensen, Lester, and Jurgens first described the use of Brilliant Green Agar as a primary plating medium for the isolation of Salmonella. The report described the medium as useful for the differentiation of “paratyphoid B” from other intestinal gram-negative bacilli. Kaufmann modified their formula and used Brilliant Green Agar in addition to Tetrathionate Broth for the isolation of Salmonella from stool specimens. BG Agar is recommended in testing clinical specimens. The outstanding selectivity of this medium permits use of moderately heavy inocula, which should be evenly distributed over the surface. Brilliant Green Agar is used in the microbial limits test. Brilliant Green Agar supplemented with novobiocin is used in food testing.