Dextrose Tryptone Broth
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Dextrose Tryptone Broth is used for cultivation of mesophilic or thermophilic spoilage microorganisms from food.
Product Summary and Explanation
In the 1930’s, the National Canners Association specified use of Dextrose Tryptone Agar for isolating “flat sour” organisms from food products. “Flat sour” spoilage of canned foods is caused by Bacillus coagulans (Bacillus thermoacidurans). Bacterial growth results in a 0.3 – 0.5 drop in pH, while ends of the can remain flat. B. coagulans is a soil microorganism, and found in canned tomato products and dairy products. Conditions favorable for multiplication of the bacterium can result in spoilage of the food product.
Dextrose Tryptone Broth is similar to Dextrose Tryptone Agar, except the concentration of Tryptone and Dextrose has been doubled and Agar is removed. The American Public Health Association and Baumgartner and Herson recommended this formulation for the bacteriological examination of low and medium-acid canned foods (pH 4.5 and above).