minimal medium

minimal medium

A term of art for a culture medium which provides the minimum requirements (e.g., inorganic salts, but no amino acids) needed for growth of a particular bacterium or cell.

minimal medium

a food source containing the minimum set of nutrients required for growth of the wild-type of a particular species. These are carbon, inorganic salts and water. Such media are used in screening for AUXOTROPHS. See ONE GENE/ONE ENZYME HYPOTHESIS.
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The mutagenized conidia were grown in liquid minimal medium having 2% xylose and 0.
The bacteria were screened by growing and acid-producing ability on minimal medium with a low carbohydrate content (Table 1).
Fungicide solutions were prepared by making their stocks in water and then required amount of this pesticide solution (calculated according to their recommended dose) was added to the minimal medium.
Standard serial dilution method was used for isolation of xylano lytic fungi on Reese's Minimal Medium (RMM) with 1% beechwood xylan SRL Pvt.
After the applied treatments, the colonies were transferred to minimal medium (Burk's Nitrogen Free agar medium) and complete medium i.
Using a protein derived from human blood called Inter-alpha inhibitor, the researchers grew human pluripotent stem cells in a minimal medium without the need for costly and time-consuming biological substrates.
To investigate possible symbiotic relationships, the microbes were co-cultured individually or in pair-wise combinations with G12 in a minimal medium that did not favor growth when species were grown individually.
coli on agar plates with and without MSG, and in minimal medium with various amounts of MSG.
Positive transformants were selected on Vogel's minimal medium lacking Uridin and Uralic.
1993a,b) showed that this fungus produces proteases and chitinases in the presence of larval cuticle from Trichoplusia ni, Helicoverpa (Heliothis) zea, and Heliothis virescens, but not in minimal medium or on non-host substrate, suggesting that their expression is a specific response to cuticle components.
Growth described as being on "minimal" was on Vogel's minimal medium (Davis & deSerres 1970) whereas growth on "agar" was on plates containing 2% agar without any added nutrients or salts.

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