16th June 2022

Continuing our new series of chemical recipes, we bring you week 6 – nutrient agar.

Remember that when preparing any of our recipes, you should always wear appropriate PPE.

What is nutrient agar?

A general purpose growth medium, nutrient agar is used for the cultivation of non-fibrous microbes, growing a variety of different types of fungi and bacteria.

It is used also for quality control and purity verification ahead of biochemical or serological testing, and for producing bacterial lawns for antibiotic sensitivity tests.

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Scan the QR code for classroom experiments to follow with your safe and prepared nutrient agar.