C5915 Sigma-Aldrich

Coconut water

suitable for plant cell culture



Related Categories Culture Media, Salts and Vitamin Mixes, Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture
Quality Level   500
sterility   sterile-filtered
application(s)   cell culture | plant: suitable
Featured Industry   Agriculture
shipped in   dry ice
storage temp.   −20°C



Coconut water is used as a supplement with plant cell culture media such as Murashige & Skoog media.

Other Notes

Coconut water has been shown to stimulate shoot proliferation in many species of plants. It is prepared from selected coconuts and processed to remove most of the protein. The product is then filter sterilized and frozen prior to shipment. Remaining protein levels in the water may vary from one lot to the next and may result in precipitate when the product is frozen. This precipitation should not effect the growth of the plant tissue. The precipitate can be removed by filtering or by allowing it to settle to the bottom of the bottle and then decanting. Coconut water can be divided into smaller aliquots, corresponding to your standard medium batch size, and refrozen until needed. Coconut water should be used at a concentration of 5-20% (v/v).

Preparation Note

Material is deproteinized

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
Flash Point(F) 
Not applicable
Flash Point(C) 
Not applicable


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