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BAM Media M75: Lactose-Gelatin Medium (for Clostridium perfringens)

January 2001

Bacteriological Analytical Manual

Lactose-Gelatin Medium (for Clostridium perfringens)

Tryptose15 g
Yeast extract10 g
Lactose10 g
Phenol red (1% solution in 95% ethanol)5.0 ml
Gelatin120 g
Distilled water1 liter


Heat to dissolve tryptose, yeast extract, and lactose in 400 ml water. Suspend gelatin in 600 ml water and heat at 50-60°C with agitation to dissolve. Mix 2 solutions. Adjust pH to 7.5 ± 0.2. Add phenol red and mix. Dispense 10 ml portions into 16 x 150 mm screw-cap tubes. Autoclave 10 min at 121°C. If not used within 8 h, deaerate by heating at 50-70°C for 2-3 h before use.


Original Source: Bacteriological Analytical Manual, 8th Edition, Revision A, 1998.