Tryptic Soy Agar (TSA)
In 1955, Leavitt et al. discovered that Tryptic Soy Agar facilitated vigorous growth of aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms. This is an enriched media, suitable to support fastidious heterotrophs.
Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar (RB)
Selective medium for the enumeration of fungi. This formula is prepared with a neutral pH and supplemented with chloramphenicol as the selective agent in fungal medium. RB Agar is also referr
Tryptic Soy Agar is recommended in multiple water & wastewater applications, and numerous standard methods for food testing. TSA is commonly used as a maintenance medium for culture collections and testing bacterial contaminants in cosmetics. Rose Bengal Chloramphenicol Agar is recommended in Standard Methods for the Examination of Water and Wastewater for the enumeration of yeasts and molds from foods and water.