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Enteric Biochemical Detective Kit (with voucher)



Intermediate—Easy to perform; requires some basic training in microbiology.

For a class of 30. Introduces students to the use of biochemical characteristics for differentiating 4 closely related bacteria. Using their collected data, students then identify 1 of these bacteria labeled as an unknown. Citrate utilization, hydrogen sulfide production, butanediol fermentation, and mixed acid fermentation tests are conducted. Tests are completed in 5 days.

Note:Keep bacteria cultures and agar at room temperature; do not incubate or refrigerate. Keep agar and reagents at room temperature.

** Kit and perishable components will ship separately and may arrive on different days.

   This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. For substitution suggestions, please call us at 800.334.5551 (8am to 8pm, ET, Monday-Friday).

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Shipping Information or Purchase Restrictions
  • This item is sold and shipped to schools and businesses only. Not available to individuals or residential addresses. Visit our Login & Registration page to learn how to create a Login and link it to an approved school or business account. Excepted Quantity - This product is/contains a DOT regulated hazardous material in an excepted quantity. This does not incur a hazardous materials fee. Orders shipping to HI and AK are subject to review and may incur additional shipping charges.
What’s Included:
  •  Citrobacter freundii agar slant culture
  •  Enterobacter aerogenes agar slant culture
  •  Escherichia coli agar slant culture
  •  Serratia liquefaciens agar slant culture
  •  Unknown bacteria agar slant culture (E. coli)
  • 5 Tubes Kligler's iron agar
  • 5 Tubes Simmons citrate agar
  • 5 Tubes MR-VP broth
  •  Methyl Red Reagent
  •  Barrit Reagent A
  •  Barrit Reagent B
  • 5 Sterile Test Tubes
  • 5 Sterile Serological Pipets (1 mL)
  • 15 Dropping Pipets (1 mL)
  •  Metal Inoculating Loop
  •  Metal Inoculating Needle
  •  Autoclave Disposal Bag
  •  Teacher Instructions
Needed But Not Included:
  •  37 ° C Incubator
Return Policy:

If for any reason you are not satisfied with this item, it is eligible for a return, exchange, refund, or credit up to 180 days from date of purchase. Restrictions may apply. Returns & Exchanges Policy.