SABOURAUD DEXTROSE AGAR | Ready-To-Use Culture Media

Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA), developed by Sabouraud, serves as a fundamental medium for the isolation, cultivation, and preservation of a wide range of fungi, yeasts, and aciduric microorganisms. The pH of this medium is intentionally adjusted to approximately 5.6, a level that fosters the optimal growth of fungi, especially dermatophytes, while mildly inhibiting the proliferation of bacteria in clinical specimens.
In various applications, SDA is combined with antibiotics, particularly when dealing with materials containing a multitude of other fungi or bacteria. This combination is particularly useful for the isolation of pathogenic fungi. Moreover, SDA is a valuable tool for assessing microbial contamination in food, cosmetics, and clinical specimens. Furthermore, Sabouraud Dextrose Agar finds utility in environmental monitoring, where it is employed for the recovery and enumeration of yeasts and molds. Its versatility and reliability make it a widely adopted medium in microbiological laboratories for a broad spectrum of fungal and yeast-related studies.