L2542

Sigma-Aldrich

LB Broth (Miller)

Liquid microbial growth medium

Synonym(s):
Luria Broth Miller
NACRES:
NA.85

grade

for molecular biology

Quality Level

sterility

sterile; 0.2 μm filtered

form

liquid

pH range

6.5 - 7.2

storage temp.

room temp

suitability

nonselective for Escherichia coli
nonselective for coliforms

General description

Miller′s LB is a highly-referenced microbial growth medium used for the cultivation of E. coli. This nutrient-rich microbial broth contains peptides, amino acids, water-soluble vitamins, and carbohydrates.

Application

Suitable for non-selective cultivation of E. coli strains for cloning, DNA plasmid production and production of recombinant proteins. Also suitable for selective cultivation when appropriate antibiotics are added.

Features and Benefits

Miller′s LB liquid provides:
  • Filter-sterilized, ready-to-use format
  • Convenient package size
  • Standard formulation

Components

10g/L Tryptone
10 g/L NaCl
5 g/L Yeast Extract

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves

RIDADR

NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany

WGK 2

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. How do I find price and availability?

    There are several ways to find pricing and availability for our products. Once you log onto our website, you will find the price and availability displayed on the product detail page. You can contact any of our Customer Sales and Service offices to receive a quote.  USA customers:  1-800-325-3010 or view local office numbers.

  4. What is the Department of Transportation shipping information for this product?

    Transportation information can be found in Section 14 of the product's (M)SDS.To access the shipping information for this material, use the link on the product detail page for the product. 

  5. What are the differences among the Luria, Lennox and Miller LB formulations?

    LB, (originally termed lysogeny broth) was initially composed of tryptone, yeast extract, NaCl and glucose.  Soon after, the glucose was omitted (Miller's version), and later the NaCl content lowered by half (Lennox's version).  For some applications, even lower salt is required (Luria's low salt version). 

  6. What is the difference among the LB - Miller products?

    LB - Miller is available in many types to suit your needs.  The different product formats include powder and liquid form.  The powder form is also available with agar for easy LB-agar plate preparation.L2542 (LB Miller liquid)L3522 (LB Miller powder)L3147 (LB Miller powder with agar)

  7. Which bacterial culture medium is the best choice for my application?

    Each of the broths will likely grow E. coli very well, but there are still general guidelines for choosing a broth when you are working without a protocol. Generally:LB - Miller and LB - Lennox are used for E. coli growth and maintanence, DNA plasmid production and protein production.  The Lennox formulation has a lower salt content required for some salt-sensitive selection antibiotics.LB - Luria low salt is used for special applications where the E. coli growth or other constraints require the lowest possible salt content.Terrific Broth is used for higher yield protein production and high yield DNA plasmid production, because of the faster growth of the E. coli in this medium.SOB is used for protein production, DNA plasmid production and the generation of high-efficiency competent cells.SOC is used for initial growth of competent cells and the transformation procedure.

  8. Will adding magnesium to the culture medium increase cell density?

    In microbial broth formulations that do not already contain magnesium, the addition of 10-20 mM MgCl2 or MgSO4 may increase cell densities.  You may need to also increase the shaking speed of the incubator. 

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