Terrific Broth

EZMix powder microbial growth medium

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Quality Level


for molecular biology


TB; quick dissolve, dust-free formulation





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Food and Beverages

storage temp.

room temp


nonselective for Escherichia coli
nonselective for coliforms

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General description

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


Suitable for non-selective cultivation of E. coli strains for cloning, high yield DNA plasmid production and high yield production of recombinant proteins. Also suitable for selective cultivation when appropriate antibiotics are added.
Terrific broth has been used:
  • as a medium for selective growth of E.coli BL21 (DE3) V2RpRARE expressing MLL SET (nuclear proto-oncogene) domain in pET28GST-LIC
  • to grow BL21 (DE3) cells containing plasmid expressing IL-8 (interleukin-8)
  • Terrific broth is also suitable for use in bacterial suspension (Bacillus subtilis strain 1085B)


1 kg in poly bottle

Features and Benefits

Terrific Broth EZMix powder provides:
  • Granulated, dust-free format for safer handling and faster mixing
  • A budget-friendly alternative to liquid
  • Modified formulation (without glycerol)
  • Easy scale-up using larger package sizes


*Note some of the product sizes available are given in liquid measure. This is a powder format product and those sizes reflect the final reconstituted volume.

23.6g/L Yeast Extract
11.8g/L Tryptone
9.4g/L K2HPO4
2.2g/L KH2PO4


Suspend 48.2 g of powder and 4 mL of glycerol in sufficient deionized water to make 500 mL. Autoclave for 15 minutes at 121 °C to sterilize. Allow to cool before making additions, such as antibiotics (if desired).

Legal Information

EZMix is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis
Certificate of Origin
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  5. 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.

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