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BAM Media M27: Bromcresol Purple Dextrose Broth (BCP)

January 2001

Bacteriological Analytical Manual

Bromcresol Purple Dextrose Broth (BCP)

Dextrose10 g
Beef extract3 g
Peptone5 g
Bromcresol purple
(1.6% in ethanol)
2 ml
Distilled water1 liter


Dissolve ingredients in distilled water. Dispense 12-15 ml into tubes. Autoclave 15 min at 121°C. Final pH, 7.0 ± 0.2.

Original Source: Bacteriological Analytical Manual, 8th Edition, Revision A, 1998.