BACGro Xyline Lysine Deoxycholate Agar / 10kg

BACGroTM Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate agar (XLD) is a selective and differential medium used in the isolation and differentiation of Gram-negative enteric pathogens, and is used for the isolation of Shigella spp. and Salmonella spp. BACGroTM XLD conforms to ISO 11133:2014 for the isolation of Salmonella.

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Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate agar utilizes yeast extract as a nutrient and vitamin source. Sodium deoxycholate acts as the selective agent that inhibits Gram-positive organisms. Xylose is used to differentiate Shigella species, as Shigella does not ferment xylose. Salmonella may be differentiated from non-pathogens with the use of lysine; without lysine, Salmonella will ferment the xylose and become indistinguishable from non-pathogens. After using xylose, Salmonella utilize lysine through the use of the enzyme lysine decarboxylase; this action reverts to an alkaline pH, similar to the Shigella reaction. Lactose and sucrose are provided to produce excess acid to prevent reversion by lysinepositive coliforms. Sodium thiosulfate and ferric ammonium citrate are included for the visualization of H2S, which causes the formation of the black centers in Salmonella spp.

Kit Specifications
Formulation (per Liter)

Xylose 3.8 g
L-Lysine 5.0 g
Lactose 7.5 g
Sucrose 7.5 g
Sodium Chloride 5.0 g
Yeast Extract 3.0 g
Phenol Red 0.08 g
Sodium Deoxycholate 2.5 g
Sodium Thiosulfate 6.8 g
Ferric Ammonium Citrate 0.80 g
Agar 15.0 g
Total 56.9 g/L

2-30 °C
Salmonella, Shigella
Product Attachments
  • Instruction for Use - Xylose Lysine Deoxycholate Agar

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