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BD™ Difco™ YPD Agar

Used for maintaining and propagating yeasts. BD™ Difco™ YPD Agar is a dehydrated powder for preparing culture media in molecular microbiology procedures.

Manufacturer: bd™  B242720

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Catalog No. DF0427-17-6

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Description & Specifications


Color Beige
Format Dehydrated, powder
Product Type Yeast Peptone Dextrose Agar
Quantity 500g
For Use With (Application) For maintaining and propagating Yeasts in molecular microbiology procedures
Media Type YPD Agar
Packaging Bottle
Shelf Life 1825 Days
Storage Requirements <30°C
Media Format Yeast extract 10g/L, Peptone 20g/L, Dextrose 20g/L, Agar 15g/L

General methods in yeast genetics specify using yeast extract-peptone-dextrose (YPD) medium for cultivating Saccharomyces cerevisiae and other yeasts. Yeasts grow well on a minimal medium containing only dextrose and salts. The addition of protein and yeast cell extract hydrolysates allows faster growth so that during exponential or log-phase growth, the cells divide every 90 minutes.

  • Peptone acts as a source of carbon, nitrogen, vitamins and minerals
  • Yeast extract supplies B-complex vitamins, which stimulate bacterial growth
  • Dextrose is the carbohydrate source
  • Agar acts as the solidifying agent
  • pH (6.5% solution, 25°C): 6.5 ± 0.2


1825 Days

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