A chemically defined medium for slime production by coagulase-negative staphylococci

J Med Microbiol. 1991 Mar;34(3):143-7. doi: 10.1099/00222615-34-3-143.


In a chemically defined medium in which the principal constituents were glucose, 18 amino acids, two purines and six vitamins, eight strains of coagulase-negative staphylococci grew as rapidly and heavily as in tryptic soy broth. Slime formation was slightly better in the defined medium than in tryptic soy broth.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Culture Media*
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial / biosynthesis*
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis / growth & development*
  • Staphylococcus epidermidis / metabolism


  • Culture Media
  • Polysaccharides, Bacterial