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BAM Media M88: Lysine Decarboxylase (LDC) Medium

January 2001

Bacteriological Analytical Manual

Lysine Decarboxylase (LDC) Medium
(for Gram-negative nonfermentative bacteria)

L-Lysine HCl0.5 g
Dextrose0.5 g
KH2PO40.5 g
Distilled water100 ml


Dissolve ingredients. Adjust pH to 4.6 ± 0.2. Autoclave 15 min at 121°C. Aseptically dispense 1 ml portions to sterile 13 x 100 mm tubes.


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