Skip to Main Content
Skip Nav Destination

This is a Provisional monograph.

This selective medium was developed by Edelstein in 1981. The name BMPAα is derived from the abbreviation used to distinguish this medium in the study. Polymyxin B sulfate suppresses the growth of Gram-positive bacteria, cefamandole inhibits Gram-positive as well as Gram-negative bacteria, whilst anisomycin is added to suppress the growth of fungi and yeasts. BMPAα agar is more suitable than BCYE medium (q.v.) for samples with a high concentration of background flora.

Prepare and sterilise the basal medium, including the glycine, as for BCYE agar. Add to the cooled medium (50°C) fresh filter-sterilised solutions of L-cysteine (0.4 g/10 mL), iron(III) pyrophosphate (0.25 g/10 mL), polymyxin B sulfate (80 000 i.u./10 mL), cefamandole (0.004 g/10 mL) and anisomycin (0.08 g/10 mL).

You do not currently have access to this chapter, but see below options to check access via your institution or sign in to purchase.
Don't already have an account? Register
Close Modal

or Create an Account

Close Modal
Close Modal