List of media used to maintain strains at CCAP, and other growth media

The list of media recipes below are for media used currently by CCAP, and other media that can be used for algae and protozoa, listed alphabetically by acronym.

Media recipes prefixed with “QA” are checked annually at least as part of our ISO9001:2015 accreditation. Other recipes are listed for information, we can’t guarantee their accuracy.

Combinations of basic media are given in the form JM:SE with the major component given first, and are included alphabetically in the recipe list. Biphasic media are given in the form PJ/NN with the liquid component given first (but note that f/2, f/2+Si and SNA/5 are not biphasic media).  The recipes below are in pdf format. See also our Culture Media Factsheet