Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons

Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons is used for the cultivation of fungi in a laboratory setting. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Sabouraud Dextrose Agar (SDA), Emmons is a modification of Dextrose Agar described by Sabouraud. SDA is used for cultivating pathogenic and commensal fungi and yeasts. Emmons modified the formula by adjusting the pH and reducing the dextrose concentration. This neutral pH enhances recovery of some pathogenic fungi. Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons is an excellent basal medium, and antibiotics and inhibitors may be added for the selective cultivation and isolation of various microorganisms.


Formula Liter
Enzymatic Digest of Casein 5 g
Enzymatic Digest of Animal Tissue 5 g
Dextrose 20 g
Agar 17 g

Final pH: 6.9 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 47 g of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes. DO NOT OVERHEAT.

Order Details

Product # Product Description
7204A Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons, 500 g
7204T Sabouraud Dextrose Agar, Emmons, 5 kg