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Brain Heart Infusion Agar

suitable for microbiology, NutriSelect® Plus, For the cultivation of fastidious, pathogenic bacteria, yeasts, and molds

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Synonym(s):
BHI Agar
NACRES:
NA.74

Quality Level

sterility

non-sterile

product line

BioChemika

form

powder

shelf life

limited shelf life, expiry date on the label

composition

agar, 15 g/L
brain extract, 7.8 g/L
dextrose, 2.0 g/L
disodium phosphate, 2.5 g/L
heart extract, 9.7 g/L
proteose peptone, 10.0 g/L
sodium chloride, 5.0 g/L

manufacturer/tradename

NutriSelect® Plus

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable
microbiological culture: suitable

final pH

7.4±0.2 (25 °C)

pH

7.2-7.6 (25 °C)

application(s)

clinical testing
environmental
food and beverages
life science and biopharma
water monitoring

microbiology

storage temp.

10-30°C

suitability

Ajellomyces spp.
Blastomyces spp.
Enterococcus spp.
Erysipelothrix spp.
Haemophilus spp.
Pneumococcus spp.
nonselective for Candida spp.
nonselective for Clostridium spp.
nonselective for Escherichia coli
nonselective for Lactobacillus spp.
nonselective for Neisseria spp.
nonselective for Shigella spp.
nonselective for Staphylococcus spp.
nonselective for Streptococcus spp.
nonselective for bacteria (General Media)
nonselective for coliforms

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Ajellomyces spp., Enterococcus spp., Haemophilus spp., nonselective for Candida spp., nonselective for Escherichia coli, nonselective for Neisseria spp., nonselective for Staphylococcus spp., nonselective for bacteria (General Media), Blastomyces spp., Pneumococcus spp., nonselective for Lactobacillus spp., nonselective for Streptococcus spp., Erysipelothrix spp., nonselective for Shigella spp., nonselective for Clostridium spp., nonselective for coliforms

suitability

Aeromonas spp., Haemophilus spp., Pneumococcus spp., nonselective and differential for Bacillus cereus, nonselective and differential for Bacillus spp., nonselective and differential for Bordetella spp., nonselective and differential for Candida spp., nonselective and differential for Clostridium spp., nonselective and differential for Corynebacterium spp., nonselective and differential for Enterococcus spp., nonselective and differential for Escherichia coli, nonselective and differential for Listeria spp., nonselective and differential for Neisseria spp., nonselective and differential for Pseudomonas spp., nonselective and differential for Salmonella spp., nonselective and differential for Shigella spp., nonselective and differential for Staphylococcus spp., nonselective and differential for Streptococcus spp., nonselective and differential for bacteria (General Media), nonselective and differential for coliforms

suitability

Haemophilus spp., nonselective for Bacteroides spp., nonselective for Candida spp., nonselective for Escherichia coli, nonselective for Neisseria spp., nonselective for Pseudomonas spp., nonselective for Staphylococcus spp., nonselective for Streptococcus spp., nonselective for Yersinia spp., nonselective for bacteria (General Media), nonselective for coliforms

suitability

Gardnerella spp., Haemophilus spp., Pneumococcus spp., nonselective for Bacteroides spp., nonselective for Campylobacter spp., nonselective for Clostridium spp., nonselective for Corynebacterium spp., nonselective for Enterococcus spp., nonselective for Escherichia coli, nonselective for Neisseria spp., nonselective for Staphylococcus spp., nonselective for Streptococcus spp., nonselective for bacteria (General Media), nonselective for coliforms

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable, microbiological culture: suitable

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable, microbiological culture: suitable

technique(s)

microbiological culture: suitable

technique(s)

microbe id | specific enzyme detection: suitable, microbiological culture: suitable

sterility

non-sterile

sterility

non-sterile

sterility

non-sterile

sterility

non-sterile

composition

agar, 15 g/L , dextrose, 2.0 g/L , heart extract, 9.7 g/L , sodium chloride, 5.0 g/L , brain extract, 7.8 g/L , proteose peptone, 10.0 g/L , disodium phosphate, 2.5 g/L

composition

agar, 15 g/L , meat extract, 10 g/L , peptone, 10 g/L , sodium chloride, 5 g/L

composition

beef heart (infusion from 250g), 5 g/L , calf brains (infusion from 200g), 12.5 g/L , disodium hydrogen phosphate, 2.5 g/L , D(+)-glucose, 2 g/L , peptone, 10 g/L , sodium chloride, 5 g/L

composition

agar, 15.0 g/L , sodium chloride, 5.0 g/L , special nutrient substrate, 23.0 g/L , starch, 1.0 g/L

application(s)

clinical testing
environmental
food and beverages
life science and biopharma
water monitoring, microbiology

application(s)

agriculture
clinical testing
environmental
food and beverages, microbiology

application(s)

clinical testing
environmental
food and beverages
life science and biopharma
pathogen testing
pharmaceutical, microbiology

application(s)

bioburden testing
clinical testing
cosmetics
environmental
food and beverages
veterinary, microbiology

General description

Rosenow devised the original medium by adding brain tissue to dextrose agar. These media are nutritious and well buffered to support the growth of a wide range of microorganisms such as Streptococci, Pneumococci, Meningococci, etc. Addition of ascites permits the cultivation of Gonococci. With the addition of 10% defibrinated sheep blood, it is useful for isolation and cultivation of Histoplasma capsulatum and other pathogenic fungi. This medium is to be used for the selective isolation of fastidious fungi (especially of Histoplasma capsulatum and Blastomyces), the growth of the accompanying bacterial and saprophytic yeasts and molds can be almost completely suppressed by adding the following recommended components mixtures: 12 mg Penicillin and 40 ug Streptomycin per liter; 50 mg Chloramphenicol and 500mg Cycloheximide per liter; 50 mg Gentamicin and/or 50 mg Chloramphenicol per liter.
This medium is less suited for identifying haemolytic forms when blood is added due to its glucose content. While handling Histoplasma capsulatum extreme care should be taken to avoid dissemination of its infective spores. The culture should be examined in a closed filtered air cabinet.

Application

BHI agar is a general-purpose medium used for primary isolation of pathogenic aerobic bacteria from clinical specimens and for the cultivation and maintenance of fastidious microorganisms from food, animal feed, water, and other samples
Defibrinated sheep blood added to the basal medium provides essential growth factors for the more fastidious fungal organisms.

Preparation Note

Suspend 52 g in 1 litre of distilled water. Boil to dissolve the medium completely. Distribute into tubes or flasks and sterilize by autoclaving at 121°C for 15 minutes.

Other Notes

Selection for vancomycin resistance in clinical isolates of Staph. haemolyticus

Footnote

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

wgk_germany

WGK 3

flash_point_f

Not applicable

flash_point_c

Not applicable

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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