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Typical Composition (g/l)
The yeast and meat extracts and peptone provide sources of carbon, nitrogen and vitamins for general bacterial growth. The yeast extract also contains vitamins and amino acids specifically required by lactobacilli. Tween 80 is a surfactant which assists in nutrient uptake by lactobacilli. Magnesium sulphate and manganese sulphate provide cations used in metabolism.
DE MAN, J.D., ROGOSA, M., SHARPE, M.E.: A Medium for the Cultivation of Lactobacilli. – J. Appl. Bact., 23; 130-135 (1960).
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