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Gamborg′s B-5 Basal Medium with Minimal Organics

fine powder, suitable for plant cell culture


Quality Level


fine powder


cell culture | plant: suitable

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storage temp.


General description

Gamborg′ B-5 medium may be purchased as a complete medium (G5893) or reconstituted from Vitamin 1000x (G1019) and Basal Salt Mixture (G5768) chemstocks. Use Gamborg′s B-5 (B5) medium for in vitro culture of plant cell lines and tissues such as of Taxus globosa, Splachnum ampullaceum Hedw, Linum album, Eucalyptus camaldulensis. Gamborg′s B-5 medium has been used for the culture of Annona squamosa callus.
Gamborg′s B-5 basal medium is an efficient nutrient mixture for plants.


Gamborg′s B-5 Basal Medium with Minimal Organics has also been used:
  • as a component of liquid media for the tissue culture of Brassica rapa
  • as a component of callus inducing medium for culturing Arabidopsis cardiolipin mutant seedlings
  • as a component of solid GM medium for germination of Arabidopsis seeds

Formula variant

With the macro- and micronutrients, and vitamins as described by Gamborg, et al. (1968).

Media Formulation


Formulated to contain 3.2 grams of powder per liter of medium.


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Hazard Classifications

Ox. Sol. 3

Storage Class Code

5.1B - Oxidizing hazardous materials

WGK Germany


Flash Point F

Not applicable

Flash Point C

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Experiments in Plant Tissue Culture (1985)
Jakob Petereit et al.
Frontiers in plant science, 8, 72-72 (2017-02-24)
In eukaryotes the presence of the dimeric phospholipid cardiolipin (CL) is limited to the mitochondrial membranes. It resides predominantly in the inner membrane where it interacts with components of the mitochondrial electron transfer chain. CL deficiency has previously been shown...
RNAi-mediated down-regulation of DCL1 and AGO1 induces developmental changes in resynthesized Arabidopsis allotetraploids
Lackey E, et al.
The New phytologist, 186(1), 207-215 (2010)
Establishment of Hairy Root Cultures for the Production of Biopharmaceuticals and Optimization of Methods for Recombinant Protein Secretion in the Culture Medium
Habitation (Elmsford, N.Y.), 153-173 (2020)
Metabolism of polyamines in transgenic cells of carrot expressing a mouse ornithine decarboxylase cDNA
Andersen S E, et al.
Plant Physiology, 116(1), 299-307 (1998)


Classical Plant Media Formulations

Classical plant tissue culture media developed years ago by pioneers such as Murashige, Skoog, Gamborg, and others still play a vital role in plant tissue culture research today.

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