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BAM Media M143: Starch Agar

January 2001

Bacteriological Analytical Manual

Starch Agar

Nutrient agar23 g
Potato starch10 g
Distilled water1 liter


Heat to dissolve agar in 500 ml water. Dissolve starch in 250 ml water. Combine and dilute to 1 liter. Autoclave 15 min at 121°C.


 Note: add 3 g agar to Difco's dehydrated starch agar.


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