Starch Agar

Supplier: VWR International
AD-MM1039-500G AD-MM1039-100G
470317-444EA 150 USD
470317-444 470317-442
Starch Agar
Media for Microbiology Prepared Media for Microbiology
Used to determine if bacteria produce extracellular enzymes to catalyze the hydrolysis of starch. Organisms that produce a starch hydrolyzing enzyme will display a clear zone around the area of growth while other areas of the agar containing starch will turn blue-black.

  • Starch agar is inoculated and incubated at 37 °C
  • After 48 hours the surface of the agar is flooded with potassium/potassium iodide solution

To prepare media, add 25 g of starch agar to a liter of distilled or de-ionized water. Follow instructions. The media will not be sterile until autoclaved prior to use.
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