Storage Conditions Store in cool place. Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Containers which are opened must be carefully resealed and kept upright to prevent leakage.
Shelf life HiCrome Listeria Selective Supplement should be used before expiry date on the label.
Cultural response Cultural characteristics observed w/added HiCrome Listeria Selective Supplement (FD181), after an incubation at 35-37°C for 24-48 hours.
Appearance Light yellow to pink homogeneous free flowing powder
Colour and Clarity of prepared medium Red coloured, clear to slightly opalescent gel forms in Petri plates
Micoorganisms Listeria species
Type Dehydrated Culture Media
Storage Store dehydrated powder and prepared medium at 2-8°C.
Alternative technique elisa
Disease Listeria monocytogenes and Listeria species are gram-positive, rod-shaped, facultatively anaerobic, and non spore-forming. The major human pathogen in the Listeria genus is L. monocytogenes. It is usually the causative agent of the relatively rare bacterial disease listeriotic, listeriosis a serious infection caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria. The disease affects pregnant women, newborns, adults with weakened immune systems, and the elderly. Antibodies and ELISA test kits for detection of listeria antigens.