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BAM Media M86: Lysine Arginine Iron Agar (LAIA)

Media Index for BAM

January 2001

Peptone 5 g
Yeast extract 3 g
Glucose 1 g
L-Lysine 10 g
L-Arginine 10 g
Ferric ammonium citrate 0.5 g
Sodium thiosulfate 0.04 g
Bromcresol purple 0.02 g
Agar 15 g

Adjust pH to 6.8. Heat to boiling and dispense 5 ml into each 13 × 100 mm screw-cap culture tube. Autoclave at 121°C for 12 min. Cool tubes in slanted position. (This medium may also be prepared by supplementing Difco lysine iron agar (LIA) with 10 g L-arginine per liter.)

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

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