BG-11 Medium for Blue Green Algae

ATCC Medium 616


NaNO31.5 g
K2HPO40.04 g
MgSO4·7H2O0.075 g
CaCl2·2H2O0.036 g
Citric acid0.006 g
Ferric ammonium citrate0.006 g
EDTA (disodium salt)0.001 g
NaCO30.02 g
Trace metal mix A51.0 ml
Agar (if needed)10.0 g
Distilled water1.0 L
The pH should be 7.1 after sterilization

Trace metal mix A5:
H3BO32.86 g
MnCl2·4H2O1.81 g
ZnSO4·7H2O0.222 g
NaMoO4·2H2O0.39 g
CuSO4·5H2O0.079 g
Co(NO3)2·6H2O49.4 mg
Distilled water1.0 L



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