Chemically defined growth medium for Corynebacterium pyogenes

Am J Vet Res. 1980 May;41(5):843-5.


A chemically defined medium and a relatively simple semidefined medium (SDM) which allow good growth of Corynebacterium pyogenes, a nutritionally fastidious animal pathogen, were described. The SDM contained glucose, trypticase, yeast extract, hemin, minerals, cysteine x HCl, and NaHCO3. To obtain a chemically defined medium, yeast extract in SDM was replaced with a defined mixture of nucleic acid bases, vitamins, amino acids, and trace minerals, and trypticase was replaced by myo-inositol (1 microgram/ml of medium).

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Corynebacterium / growth & development*
  • Corynebacterium pyogenes / growth & development*
  • Culture Media


  • Culture Media