User:Jarle Pahr/Growth media

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Compositions of various growth media:

See also

DM (Davis Minimal broth): Carlton, B. C., and B. J. Brown. 1981. Gene mutation. Pp. 222-242 in P. Gerhardt (ed.), Manual of methods for general bacteriology. American Society for Microbiology, Washington, D.C

See also

R2 agar:

Luria Broth/Lysogeny Broth (LB):

TA agar:

In LB medium, exponential phase of E. coli has been estimated to end between OD600 0.6 - 1.0 (Sezonov et al.) According to Sezonov et al., steady state (exponential growth) may end already at OD600 0.3


To make LA plates, add 20 g agar/L

Psi-B medium:

M9 minimal medium:

EMB Agar:

Burks medium:

Media for spiroplasma and/or mycoplasma:




Peptone LP0037:

Yeast extract LP0021:


J Bacteriol. 1974 September; 119(3): 736–747. Culture Medium for Enterobacteria:

Sezonov et al. Escherichia coli Physiology in Luria-Bertani Broth: