Urea Agar Base
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|Urea Agar Base (7226)||227210||211795||CM0053||1.08492|
Urea Agar Base is used with agar for the differentiation of microorganisms on the basis of urease production.
Product Summary and Explanation
Christensen devised a urea agar medium containing peptone and dextrose that had a reduced buffer content. The medium supported a vigorous growth of many Gram-negative, enteric bacilli and readily permitted observation of urease production. Ewing used Urea Agar Base as a differential medium in the examination of many cultures from stool specimens. Urea Agar Base may be used as a screening medium (along with Triple Sugar Iron Agar) for the selection of Salmonella and Shigella cultures for serologic classification. Urea Agar Base is used to detect production of urease by yeast. Urease production is an important differential test in microbiology and outlined in standard methods.