Mineral salts pyridone broth

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Mineral salts pyridone broth is a selective medium for bacteria that can metabolize pyridone (which is an unusual carbon source that only a select few types of bacteria can use). This medium is used to isolate bacteria belonging to the Arthrobacter genus among other bacteria genera.

Mineral Salts Pyridone Broth
INGREDIENTg/L
Na2HPO41.6
KH2PO421.0
(NH4)2SO42.6
MgSO4*7H2O0.1
Pyridone (Sole C source)2.0

References

  • O'Loughlin EJ, Sims GK, Traina SJ (1999). "Biodegradation of 2-methyl, 2-ethyl, and 2-hydroxypyridine by an Arthrobacter sp isolated from subsurface sediment". Biodegradation. 10: 93–104.

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