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|Acumedia||BD / Difco||BD / BBL||Oxoid||Merck|
|R2A Agar (7390)||218263||N/A||CM0906||1.00416|
R2A Agar is used for the enumeration and cultivation of bacteria from potable water.
Product Summary and Explanation
R2A Agar was developed by Reasoner and Geldreich1 for bacterial plate counts of treated potable water. R2AAgar is a low nutrient medium, and in combination with a lower incubation temperature and longer incubation time, stimulates the growth of stressed and chlorine-tolerant bacteria. Nutritionally rich media support thegrowth of fast-growing bacteria, and may suppress slow growing or stressed bacteria found in treated water. When compared with Tryptone Glucose Yeast Extract Agar or Standard Methods Agar, R2A Agar reported improved recovery of stress and chlorine-tolerant bacteria from drinking water systems.
R2A Agar is recommended in standard methods for pour plate, spread plate, and membrane filter methods for heterotrophic plate counts.