Mineral salts pyridone broth

Mineral salts pyridone broth

Mineral salts pyridone broth is a selective medium for bacteria that can metabolize pyridone (which is an unusual carbon source that only a select few types of bacteria can use). This medium is used to isolate bacteria belonging to the Arthrobacter genus among other bacteria genera.

Mineral Salts Pyridone Broth
Na2HPO4 1.6
KH2PO4 21.0
(NH4)2SO4 2.6
MgSO4*7H2O 0.1
Pyridone (Sole C source) 2.0


  • O'Loughlin EJ, Sims GK, Traina SJ (1999). "Biodegradation of 2-methyl, 2-ethyl, and 2-hydroxypyridine by an Arthrobacter sp isolated from subsurface sediment". Biodegradation 10 (2): 93–104. doi:10.1023/A:1008309026751. PMID 10466198. 

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