Sea salts

NutriSelect® Basic


Quality Level






NutriSelect® Basic


microbiological culture: suitable

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Life Science and Biopharma


marine bacteria

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General description

Sea salts are unrefined salt, which is harvested from ocean and saltwater deposit. It is used to maintain the body′s salt balance.


Usually used at approx. 40 g/L for culturing marine bacteria.
Sea salts has been used:
  • for the preparation of artificial seawater to culture microalgae
  • to assess nitrogen fixation rates
  • as a supplement in Hugh and Leifson′s oxidation fermentation (OF) basal medium


500 g in poly bottle
1 kg in poly bottle

Other Notes

An artificial salt mixture closely resembling the composition of the dissolved salts of ocean water.

Preparation Note

Usually used at ~ 40 g/L for culturing marine bacteria.
After dissolving, adjust pH to 8.2 using 0.1 N solution of sodium hydroxide or hydrochloric acid.

Legal Information

NutriSelect is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US),Eyeshields,Gloves


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
Maria Mansson et al.
Marine drugs, 9(12), 2537-2552 (2012-03-01)
During a global research expedition, more than five hundred marine bacterial strains capable of inhibiting the growth of pathogenic bacteria were collected. The purpose of the present study was to determine if these marine bacteria are also a source of...
The Body Ecology Diet (2011)
Shunichi Takahashi et al.
Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 105(11), 4203-4208 (2008-03-07)
Coral bleaching, caused by heat stress, is accompanied by the light-induced loss of photosynthetic pigments in in situ symbiotic dinoflagellate algae (Symbiodinium spp.). However, the molecular mechanisms responsible for pigment loss are poorly understood. Here, we show that moderate heat...
Sea Salt Sweet: The Art of Using Salts for the Ultimate Dessert Experience (2015)
P Zieger et al.
Nature communications, 8, 15883-15883 (2017-07-04)
Sea spray is one of the largest natural aerosol sources and plays an important role in the Earth's radiative budget. These particles are inherently hygroscopic, that is, they take-up moisture from the air, which affects the extent to which they...

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