Research Resources


R2A - for contamination testing

LB - Luria Broth

TB - Terrific Broth

SOC - competant cell prep

YEP - peptone

YET - tryptone


S-AB - for A. rhizogenes maintenance

YEB - for transient resuspension

For E. coli

M9 - minimal media

CDFB - Carlson Fed-batch Medium

For Rhodobacter

YCC - for routine maintenance

MR26+ - for photo-heterotrophic growth

MR26- - Argonne Lab's defined media for photo-heterotrophic growth (comparison of Rhodobacter media found throughout literature)

For C. phytofermentans


GS2-UmR - no urea, resazurin, low MOPS

PC - C, N deficient media

For Bradyrhizobium

BDM - Bradyrhizobium Defined Medium

Pradella - for NIF Bradyrhizobium


AIC - for Azotobacter Initial Culture Medium

Burk's - for Azotobacter vinelandii diazotrophic growth

SC1 - Serratia marcescens media for chitinase secretion

CY - Casitone for Myxococcus xanthus



A+ - for Synechoccus PCC 7002

Cyanidium - for thermophile Galdieria sulphuraria

Bg-11o-HEPES - for Syneochosistisis PCC 6803

For Chlamydomonas reinhardii

HS - for (slow) phototrophic growth

TP - Chlamy photoautotrophic medium

TAP1 - for rapid heterotrophic growth (may have some precipitation)

TAP2 - TAP1 without precipitate

For Chlorella & Botryococcus


Modified Chu 13


WFAMC / WFAM-6 (high density)


Saboroud - yeast plating

YPC - growing yeast

For Rhizoctonia solani

PDA - Potato Dextrose Agar

For 'white rot' mushrooms

WRF - for 'white rot' fungi, P. chrysoporium and C. subvermispora

YMPG - slant/liquid for P. chrysoporium

PCMM - P-chry minimal media

For Neurospora crassa

BMM - Bird's Minimal Media

VM - Vogel Media (routine maintenance)


MS - standard baseline for plant medium

MS-NT - for production of pathogenic E. coli intimin in NT1 tobacco

For Roots

B5 - for root cultures

B5+2,4D - for suspension cultures

CIM - H. muticus callus induction media

M-CIM - modified CIM for N. glutinosa

M-SIM - transgenic shoot induction media

MXB - MS-B5 Hybrid

PBA - for 'hairless' root culture

RIM - root induction medium

SIM - Shoot induction media

For Duckweed

Hunters - for axenic culture 2% R2A is added to 'promote' contaminant growth

For Tomato (transformation SOP)

TTP - MS Tomato Transformation Prep

TCS - MS Tomato Callus Selection

TSI - MS Tomato Shoot Induction

TRI - MS Tomato Root Induction

For Theobroma cacao

ED - for embryo development

PCG - for Primary Callus Growth

SCG - for Secondary Callus Growth

For Dioscorea cayenensis (yam)

YAM - multiplication media

For Dioscorea rotundata (yam)

YCPM - callus proliferation media

YBM - Yam Basic Media

YEMM - Yam Embryo Maturation Media

YEGM - Yam Embryo Germination Media

For Manihot esculenta (cassava)

CASV-GD - maintain embryogenic calli

CASV-MSN - somatic embryo emerging

CASV-CEM- shoot elongation

CASV-CBM- basic shoot culture

For Musa spp. (AAB)

BANA - for solid/liquid maintenance


AG - Arabidopsis media

Pot-Mod - Modified Potato medium

REP-potato - Replicase transgenic potato medium

WSIM - for watermelon

SW - Sweet Potato Shoot Culture

TCS - Tomato cell suspension