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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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 been used in culturing plant cells of Daucus carota. It has also been used for selection of primary transformants of Arabidopsis thaliana.
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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UN 1486 5.1 / PGIII

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The duration of the DNA synthesis stage (S phase) of the cell cycle is fundamental in our understanding of cell cycle kinetics, cell proliferation, and DNA replication timing programs. Most S-phase duration estimates that exist for plants are based on...
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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...
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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