This is a rich medium containing sucrose as the energy source, vitamins from yeast extract, and amino acids from hydrolyzed casein. This medium is used to identify contamination in plant tissue cultures that may otherwise go unnoticed. This medium is not intended to support the growth of plant tissues, therefore tissue inoculation is not suggested. Simply stab plant tissues into medium or swipe across the surface of the medium.
Formulation as described by Viss & Driver (1991).
|Grams of powder to prepare 1 Liter||32.15|
|Synonyms||BSM Agar, 523 Medium|
|Storage Temp.||2 to 8 °C|