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Sabouraud's agar

Alternative eponyms

  • Sabouraud-Pilzagar (German)

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A liquid nutrient medium for culturing and preserving fungi.

Description

A liquid nutrient medium for culturing and preserving fungi. Contains peptone and meltose. Unlike bacteria, fungi prefer an acid environment. In order to suppress bacterial growth antibiotics is added to the substrate. Sabouraud's agar is now mostly used as a commercial ready made substrate based on Sabouraud's glucose agar.

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