Plant Culture Media

Dry powder premixes for usage in solid or liquid plant tissue culture techniques. Such dehydrated formulations provide an ecological optimum due to the low shipping weight, a fast and easy medium preparation by dissolving in water- without the necessity of several stock solutions.

Overview of available standard premixes within this category:

  • Basic Salt Premixes
    • Contains micro- and / or macroelements which are the inorganic part of the media (whereas microelements can be provided in chelated form using organic complexing agents)
    • typically used in addition with individual organic supplements like vitamin premixes
    • allows flexibility in the concentration of inorganic elements, which can support adjustment to the optimal level
    • does not contain sucrose or gelling agent
  • Basic Medium Premixes
    • contains Micro- and Macroelements
    • contains partially or full required organics (e.g. vitamins, plant growth regulators)
    • typically used for liquid culture techniques in bioreactors
    • solid media can be obtained by addition of gelling agent
    • does not contain sucrose or gelling agent
  • Medium premix with gelling agent / sucrose
    • only for solid media
    • lower flexibility but faster medium preparation
    • higher dosage value minimizes weighing error due to scale without sufficient precision, typically used by beginners