Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons

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Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons is used for the cultivation of fungi in a laboratory setting. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA), Emmons is a modification of Dextrose Agar described by Sabouraud. SDA is used for cultivating pathogenic and commensal fungi and yeasts. Emmons modified the formula by adjusting the pH and reducing the dextrose concentration. This neutral pH enhances recovery of some pathogenic fungi. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons is an excellent basal medium, and antibiotics and inhibitors may be added for the selective cultivation and isolation of various microorganisms.

Analyte Fungi
Brand NEOGEN® Culture Media
Formula Liter
Enzymatic Digest of Casein 5.0 g/L
Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue 5.0 g/L
Dextrose 20.0 g/L
Agar 17.0 g/L
Grams per Litre 47.00
Litres per 500g 11.00
Mass 500 g
Package Dimensions 10.20 IN x 10.20 IN x 11.90 IN
Package Weight 15.30 LB
Plates per 500g 580.00
  1. Suspend 47 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 121ºC for 15 minutes. DO NOT OVERHEAT.
  4. Cool to 45-50ºC.
Previous Item Number Product was previously known as Acumedia Product: 7204 Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons