BAM Media M80: Levine's Eosin-Methylene Blue (L-EMB) Agar
|Eosin Y||0.4 g|
|Methylene blue||0.065 g|
|Distilled water||1 liter|
Boil to dissolve peptone, phosphate, and agar in 1 liter of water. Add water to make original volume. Dispense in 100 or 200 ml portions and autoclave 15 min at not over 121°C. Final pH, 7.1 ± 0.2.
Before use, melt, and to each 100 ml portion add:
- 5 ml sterile 20% lactose solution;
- 2 ml aqueous 2% eosin Y solution; and
- 4.3 ml 0.15% aqueous methylene blue solution.
When using complete dehydrated product, boil to dissolve all ingredients in 1 liter water. Dispense in 100 or 200 ml portions and autoclave 15 min at 121°C. Final pH, 7.1 ± 0.2.
Original Source: Bacteriological Analytical Manual, 8th Edition, Revision A, 1998.