Nutrient Agar

Item No.  NCM0033A

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Nutrient Agar is used for the cultivation of a wide variety of microorganisms and is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans. A general purpose medium for the cultivation of organisms that are not demanding in their nutritional requirements e.g. organisms that can be isolated from air, water, dust etc. Nutrient Agar is suitable for teaching and demonstration purposes, it is isotonic and can be enriched with biological fluids such as sterile blood and egg yolk.  
Analyte E. coli, Salmonella spp.
Brand NEOGEN® Culture Media
Formula Liter
Peptone 5.0 g/L
Meat Extract 3.0 g/L
Sodium Chloride 8.0 g/L
Agar 12.0 g/L
Grams per Litre 28.00
Litres per 500g 18.00
Mass 500 g
Package Dimensions 4.60 IN x 2.90 IN x 8.60 IN
Package Weight 1.35 LB
Plates per 500g 981.00
  1. Suspend 28 grams of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.
  4. Cool to 45-50°C.
Previous Item Number Product was previously known as LabM Product: LAB008 Nutrient Agar