The development of a formulation for radiation-sterilizable urea broth.


Urea broth, a medium used for the identification of the genus Proteus, was sterilized by gamma radiation, using radiation doses of 1-1.5 Mrad. The radiation-sterilized medium, modified by adding sodium ascorbate and increasing its phenol red and yeast extract content, performed as well as the commercial formulation prepared aseptically, when tested with… (More)