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Gibco® BG-11 Media: Optimized for Cyanobacteria

Gibco® BG-11 Media is optimized for the growth and maintenance of select Cyanobacteria including Synechococcus elongates.

The formulation comes ready-to-use at 1X to let you avoid laborious media preparation steps. Each Gibco® BG-11 Media comes in the award winning Gibco® bottle designed for easier use in the biosafety cabinet, minimizing the risk of contamination, and helps you perform cell culture more consistently. Together, the superior packaging and quality, greater reliability, and improved consistency in Cyanobacteria culture, results in better overall efficiency and more robust data For Research Use Only. Not intended for human or animal therapeutic or diagnostic use.

Components Molecular Weight Concentration (mg/L) mM
Inorganic Salts
Boric Acid (H3BO3) 61.83 28.7 0.46417597
Calcium Chloride (CaCl2-2H2O) 147.0 27.0 0.18367347
Cupric sulfate (CuSO4-5H2O) 249.69 0.8 0.003203973
Ferric ammonium citrate 261.98 12.0 0.045805022
Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4-7H2O) 246.47 75.0 0.30429667
Manganese chloride (MnCl2-4H2O) 197.9 18.1 0.09146034
Potassium phosphate dibasic (K2HPO4) 174.2 39.0 0.2238806
Sodium Molybdate (Na2MoO4-2H20) 205.92 3.9 0.018939395
Sodium Nitrate NaNO3 84.99 1500.0 17.649136
Sodium carbonate (Na2CO3 H2O) 105.99 20.0 0.18869705
Zinc sulfate (ZnSO4-7H2O) 287.55 2.2 0.007650844
Other Components
EDTA 292.24 1.0 0.0034218451


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