Agar is a jelly-like substance, obtained from red algae, used heavily as a solid medium for growing various microbes. Many specific formulations are available because some microbes prefer certain environmental conditions over others.
Rappaport Vassiliadis Medium (R.V.S) - A selective enrichment broth for the isolation of salmonellae.
Directions: Weigh 26.6 grams of powder and disperse into 1 liter of deionized water. Allow to soak for 10 minutes, swirl to mix, when dissolved dispense in 10ml volumes in screw-capped bottles. Sterilize by autoclaving at 115oC for 15 minutes.