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Pathogen Screening and Growth Media

Plants are propagated by tissue culture for a number of reasons. Among them are preservation of rare and endangered species, multiplication of a particular bioengineered transformant, or cloning of a naturally occurring mutated specimen. Microbial contamination of scarce plant material can prove disastrous. We offer a variety of media (with and without agar) for pathogen screening to diagnose, treat, or prevent future contamination. Some, such as potato dextrose agar or nutrient agar or broth, will support growth of bacterial, fungi, yeast, and molds. Others, such as malt extract agar or cornmeal agar are used to isolate and detect yeast and mold. Still others, such as Luria base or broth, support the growth of certain types of bacteria.

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C1176 Corn meal agar microbiology tested
C1551 Czapek-Dox broth for microbiology
L2025 Luria Agar Base, Miller Tryptone, yeast extract, sodium chloride and agar
L1900 Luria broth base, Miller′s modified Tryptone, yeast extract and sodium chloride
M6907 Malt Extract Agar Microbiologically tested
M6409 Malt Extract Broth for microbiology
N4019 Nutrient agar Microbiologically tested
N7519 Nutrient broth Microbiologically tested
O3506 Oatmeal agar Microbiologically tested
P2182 Potato Dextrose Agar for microbiology
P6685 Potato Dextrose Broth for microbiology