Malt extract agar (MEA)

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Pre-measured and mixed malt extract agar powder.

Suspend 40g in 1 litre of distilled water and boil to dissolve. Sterilize by autoclaving at 115°C for 10 minutes.

Storage conditions and Shelf life
Store the dehydrated medium at 10-30°C and use it before the expiry date on the label. Store the prepared medium at 2-8°C.

Dehydrated medium: Straw coloured, free-flowing powder
Prepared medium: Amber coloured gel

Avoid overheating as the acid pH will soften the agar in the presence of heat.