Starting at $135.64
Select a product below and add it to your cart to request a quote.
|Acumedia||BD / Difco||BD / BBL||Oxoid||Merck|
|m-TEC Agar (7421)||233410||N/A||N/A||N/A|
m-TEC Agar is used with urea for the isolation and enumeration of thermotolerant Escherichia coli from water using the membrane filtration technique.
Product Summary and Explanation
Escherichia coli is used as an indicator of fecal pollution in water. Several tests are available for enumerating E. coli based on its ability to grow at elevated temperatures and indole production. The membrane filter procedure is recognized in Standard Methods as an alternate test procedure.3 m-TEC is an abbreviation for membrane thermotolerant E. coli.
In 1981, Dufour et al. developed a simple and accurate membrane filter technique for rapid enumeration of E. coli. In this study, the researchers were able to quantitate E. coli on m-TEC Agar within 24 hours without requiring subculture and identification of isolates. Dufour et al. recovered E. coli from marine, estuarine, and fresh water samples.