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Nutrient broth

Microbiologically tested, NutriSelect® Basic

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Quality Level






Beef extract, 3.0 g/L
Peptone, 5.00 g/L


NutriSelect® Basic


microbiological culture: suitable


bioburden testing
food and beverages
life science and biopharma
water monitoring



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Nutrient broth has been used:
  • for culturing Azospirillum brasilense
  • for reconstitution of freeze dried Staphylococcus aureus culture
  • for culturing Pseudomonas aeruginosa NCIMB 8626

Formula variant

With beef extract and peptone.

Preparation Note

Solve 8 g in 1 litre distilled water. Autoclave 15 minutes at 121°C.


We offer two media types: the superior granulated GranuCult® and the cost-efficient powdered NutriSelect® culture media, depending on your needs.
The designations basic, plus, or prime are added to indicate the quality control level, from basic quality control to standard QC plus to prime for full regulatory compliance.

Legal Information

GRANUCULT is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany
NutriSelect is a registered trademark of Merck KGaA, Darmstadt, Germany

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids




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The effect of three different nutritional conditions during the initial 12 h of interaction between the microalgae Chlorella sorokiniana UTEX 2714 and the plant growth-promoting bacterium Azospirillum brasilense Cd on formation of synthetic mutualism was assessed by changes in population growth

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