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Brilliant green agar, modified

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Basic

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Brilliant Green Phenol Red Lactose Sucrose Agar, modified



Quality Level



shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label


agar, 12.0 g/L
bacteriological peptone, 10.0 g/L
brilliant green, 0.0047 g/L
disodium hydrogen phosphate, 1.0 g/L
lactose, 10.0 g/L
meat extract, 5.0 g/L
phenol red, 0.09 g/L
sodium dihydrogen phosphate, 0.6 g/L
sucrose, 10.0 g/L
yeast extract, 3.0 g/L


NutriSelect® Basic


microbiological culture: suitable

final pH

6.9±0.2 (25 °C)


food and beverages
water monitoring



selective and differential for Salmonella spp.

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A highly selective medium for the isolation and identification of Salmonella except S. typhosa or Shigella species.

Preparation Note

Suspend 52 g in 1 litre of distilled water. Heat gently with occasional agitation and bring just to the boil to dissolve the medium completely. Do not autoclave! Cool to 50°C, mix well and pour plates.

Other Notes

Salmonella isolation in 9 European laboratories using a standardized technique; Variation in plating efficiency of Salmonellae in eight lots of Brilliant Green Agar


We offer two media types: the superior granulated GranuCult® and the cost-efficient powdered NutriSelect® culture media, depending on your needs.
The designations basic, plus, or prime are added to indicate the quality control level, from basic quality control to standard QC plus to prime for full regulatory compliance.

Legal Information

GRANUCULT is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
NutriSelect is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids




Not applicable


Not applicable


Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)

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R B Read et al.
Applied microbiology, 16(5), 746-748 (1968-05-01)
The plating efficiency of Salmonella anatum, S. cubana, S. dublin, S. tennessee, and S. typhimurium was determined for eight lots of Brilliant Green Agar made by two manufacturers. Washed cells were used as the inoculum and cultures were incubated at
Omar F Prado-Rebolledo et al.
Avian pathology : journal of the W.V.P.A, 46(1), 90-94 (2016-08-23)
Two experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of a lactic acid bacteria-based probiotic (FloraMax-B11
K D Teague et al.
Poultry science, 96(7), 2074-2082 (2017-02-06)
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the effect of in ovo administration of FloraMax®-B11 (FM) on Marek's disease (MD) herpesvirus of turkeys (HVT) vaccine protective efficacy, hatchability, microbiota composition, morphometric analysis, and Salmonella enteritidis (SE) infection in chickens. Experiment 1
Daniel Hernandez-Patlan et al.
Frontiers in microbiology, 9, 1289-1289 (2018-07-06)
In the present study, in vitro assays were conducted to evaluate the solubility of curcumin (CUR) alone or with polyvinylpyrrolidone (PVP) at different pH, as well as its permeability in Caco-2 cells. Results confirmed that the solid dispersion of CUR
Daniel Hernandez-Patlan et al.
Research in veterinary science, 123, 7-13 (2018-12-24)
The objectives of the present study were to evaluate the antimicrobial effect of boric acid (BA) on Salmonella enteritidis colonization, intestinal permeability, total intestinal IgA levels, and cecal microbiota composition in broiler chickens. For this purpose, sixty day-old-chicks were randomly

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