Identification System for Bacillus Species for the Food Industry
Microgen Bacillus-ID has been developed for the identification of mesophilic Bacillus spp and related genera isolated from food, food ingredients and beverages either as food spoilage or food poisoning organisms. B. cereus and to a lesser extent B. licheniformis are well known as causative agents of food poisoning. Numerous other species and related genera including B. pumilus, B. thuringiensis, B. brevis, B. mycoides, Paenibacillus alvei, B. Circulans and B. sphaericus have also been reported as causing food poisoning.
The idenitification of these species has been difficult due to a combination of factors including: -
Microgen Bacillus-ID overcomes all of these problems with a simple and convenient identification system presented in a convenient microwell format.
The Microgen Bacillus-ID identification system consists of 2 microwell strips (labelled BAC1 and BAC2) each containing 12 dehydrated substrates for the performance of either carbohydrate fermentation or other biochemical tests. The last well in the second strip is a carbohydrate fermentation control well for use as a reference well in the interpretation of these tests. The selection of the substrates included in the test panel has been determned using computer based analyser forall available substrates for the identification of differentiation of this group of organisms.
Identification of isolates is achieved by recording the results visualised by a colour change after 24 and 48 hours incubation at 30°C and the addition of appropriate reagents (indole, nitrate and VP tests) after 48 hours.
Microgen Bacillus-ID saves time and labour while improving the accuracy and cost of identification of these organisms. Each kit contains suspending medium and sufficient microwell strips for 20 identifications, holding tray and reporting cards.
Microgen Biochemical Software
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Product Code: MGMID-66 Microgen Bacillus-ID Kit Quantity: 20 tests
Product Code: MGMID-60 Microgen Biochemical Software
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