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70157 Sigma-Aldrich

Thioglycollate Broth (USP Alternative)

for microbiology

Synonym: Alternative Thioglycollate Medium, Fluid Thioglycollate Medium, NIH Thioglycollate Broth, TG Broth



Related Categories All Dairy Media (alphabetical), All Food Control Media (alphabetical), All Liquid Media/Broths, Anaerobic Bacteria, Aspergillus,
grade   for microbiology
shelf life   limited shelf life, expiry date on the label
composition   L-cystine, 0.5 g/L
  dextrose, 5.5 g/L
  pancreatic digest of casein, 15.0 g/L
  sodium chloride, 2.5 g/L
  sodium thioglycolate, 0.5 g/L
  yeast extract, 5.0 g/L
final pH   7.1±0.2 (25 °C)
suitability   Anaerobic Bacteria
  nonselective for Aspergillus
  nonselective for Bacillus
  nonselective for Bacteria (General Media)
  nonselective for Bacteroides
  nonselective for Candida
  nonselective for Clostridia
  nonselective for Escherichia coli and Coliforms
  nonselective for Pseudomonas
  nonselective for Staphylococcus



A medium for sterility tests and the cultivation of microaerophilic and anaerobic organisms.

Other Notes

Sterility tests1,2

Same product — same quality — now Sigma-Aldrich brand

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Safety Information

WGK Germany 


Certificate of Analysis

Protocols & Articles


Pseudomonas Media and Tests

Pseudomonas are motile (one or more polar flagella), rod shaped and aerobe Gram-negative bacteria. They are found almost everywhere, in soil, water, plants and animals. In most cases it is not pathog...
Jvo Siegrist, Product Manager Microbiology, ivo.siegrist@sial.com
Analytix Volume 2007 Article 5
Keywords: Anaerobic, Biochemistry, Cosmetics, Diagnostic, Fermentation, Glycolysis, Metabolism, Microbiology, Pentose phosphate pathway, Pharmaceutical, Respiratory

Peer-Reviewed Papers


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1. N.I.H. Memorandum, (1955)

2. United States Pharmacopeia 18th ed.,, 851, (1970)

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