L. mono Differential Agar Base
L. mono Differential Agar Base has been recommended for the selective and differential isolation of Listeriamonocytogenes
Gms / Litre
**Formula adjusted, standardized to suit performance parameters
Suspend 36.02 grams in 460 ml distilled water. Heat to boiling to dissolve the medium completely. Sterilize by autoclaving
at15 lbs pressure (121°C) for 15 minutes. Cool to 45-50°C. Aseptically add sterile contents of 1 vial of L. mono Enrichment
Supplement I (FD214) and sterile rehydrated contents of L .mono Selective Supplement I (FD212), L .mono Selective
Supplement II (FD213). Mix well and pour into sterile Petri plates.
Warning : Lithium chloride is harmful. Avoid bodily contact and inhalation of vapours. On contact with skin wash with plenty
Principle And Interpretation
is a gram-positive foodborne human pathogen responsible for serious infections in pregnant women
that may ultimately result in abortion, stillbirth, birth of a child with neonatal listeriosis and meningitis or primary bacteremia
in adults and juveniles. The pathogenicity of Listeria ivanovii
for humans is uncertain. Since L. monocytogenes
have similar biochemical properties, they cannot be differentiated on traditional media (PALCAM, Oxford). L. mono
Differential Agar Base is based on the formulation of Ottoviani and Agosti (1, 2) for the selective and differential isolation
of Listeria monocytogenes
from food and animal feeds.
Meat peptone, casein enzymic hydrolysate, yeast extract and sodium pyruvate provide essential growth nutrients and
nitrogenous substances. Glucose is the fermentable carbohydrate. Sodium chloride maintains osmotic equilibrium. Phosphate
buffers the medium. Lithium chloride and added selective supplements (FD212 and FD213) inhibit accompanying microflora
and allow the growth of Listeria
species hydrolyse the chromogenic substrate which produces green
coloured colonies. Differentiation of Listeria monocytogenes
from other Listeria
species is based on phosphatidylinositol-
specific phospholipase C (PIPLC) activity. Phospholipase C enzyme hydrolyses the purified substrate (FD214) added to the
medium resulting in an opaque halo around Listeria monocytogenes
Cream to yellow homogeneous free flowing powder
Please refer disclaimer Overleaf.
Colour and Clarity of prepared medium
Light amber coloured, opalescent gel forms in Petri plates
Reaction of 7.2% w/v aqueous solution at 25°C. pH : 7.2±0.2
Cultural characteristics observed with added sterile L. mono Selective supplement I (FD212), L. mono Selective Supplement
II (FD213) and L.mono Enrichment supplement I (FD214) after an incubation at 35 - 37°C for 24 - 48 hours.
Candida albicans ATCC
10231Enterococcus faecalis ATCC
33090Listeria grayi ATCC 19120
opaquehalo aroundthe colonyexhibitingphophatidylinositolspecificphospholipaseacivity
opaquehalo aroundthe colonyexhibitingphosphatidylinositolspecificphospholipaseactivity
Storage and Shelf Life
Store dehydrated powder and the prepared medium at 2-8º C in tightly closed container . Use before expiry date on the label.
1. Ottaviani F., Ottaviani M., and Agosti M. (1997 a), Industrie Alimentari 36, 1-3.
2.Ottaviani F., Ottaviani M., and Agosti M. (1997 b), Quimper Froid Symposium Proceedings p. 6, A.D.R.I.A. Quimper,
France, 16-18 June 1997.
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