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Thermo Scientific™ Reinforced Clostridial Medium (RCM) (Dehydrated)

Enumerate and cultivate clostridia and other anaerobes occurring in food and pathological samples with this medium.

Brand:  Thermo Scientific™ CM0149B

Code : 64

Additional Details : Weight : 0.59600kg

Product Code. 10341383

  • £77.51 / 500g

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Use Reinforced Clostridial Medium (RCM) for the isolation and cultivation of anaerobic organisms occurring in a variety of habitats, including food and pathological specimens.

  • Superior fertility: the medium produced the highest viable count when compared to other media tested by Hirsch & Grinstead 1
  • Differential: can be made differential for sulphite-reducing clostridia by the addition of sodium sulphite and ferric citrate2

Reinforced Clostridial Medium (RCM) was designed by Hirsch & Grinstead1 for the cultivation and enumeration of clostridia. They showed that the medium was more fertile and enabled growth to be initiated from small inocula more readily than five other media tested. In a further comparison, the highest viable count obtainable was the criterion used, and again, RCM proved superior. Compared with the spleen infusion medium of Mundt & Jones3, RCM gave somewhat higher counts (Gibbs & Hirsch4).

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Reinforced Clostridial Medium (RCM) (Dehydrated)
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