7 good questions and answers about "Growth Media and Laboratory Culture"

What is culture media?

Nutrient solutions used to grow microbes in the laboratory.
What are the two broad classes of culture media?
  • Defined media
  • Complex media
What is complex media?
Complex media is a media composed of digests of chemically undefined substances.
What is enriched media?

Enriched media contain complex media plus additional nutrients.
What is selective media?

Selective media contain compounds that selectively inhibit growth of some microbes but not others.
What is differential media?

Differential media contain an indicator, usually a dye, that detects particular chemical reactions occurring during growth.
What is a pure culture?

A pure culture is a culture containing only a single kind of microbe.
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