Anaerocult® for cultivation of microaerophilic / capnophilic microorganisms
For the cultivation of capnophilic (thriving in capneic conditions, i.e. in concentrations of carbon dioxide greater than in the earth’s atmosphere) and microaerophilic microorganisms, MilliporeSigma provides the systems Anaerocult® C and Anaerocult® C Mini. Microaerophilic microorganisms, in particular, play a significant role not only in human and veterinary medicine but also in the food and beverage industries.
Anaerocult® C is used specifically for the incubation of microaerophiles and capnophiles. The special formulation of the reagent mixture used in Anaerocult® C guarantees that the cultivation jar reaches gas concentrations of 8-10 vol. % CO2 and 5-6 vol. % O2 as recommended in the literature. At an incubation temperature of 42°C, the temperature in the jar does not increase further because, unlike systems using a catalyst, the amount of energy released is low. Thus the microorganisms are not harmed by heat.
Anaerocult® C Mini
Two petri dishes can be placed in the special incubation bag of the Anaerocult® C Mini. These can be two different culture media inoculated with one sample or two plates with the same medium inoculated with two different samples. If only one inoculated petri dish needs to be incubated it is necessary to insert a further non-inoculated dish to enable the system to work as intended. Anaerocult® C Mini is moistened with 3 ml of water and placed in the special incubation bag with the petri dishes. It contains chemicals that bind a precisely determined amount of oxygen in the special incubation bag and release a defined quantity of CO2. This creates just the right atmospheric conditions in which microaerophilic or capnophilic microorganisms are able to grow.