culture media

Wayne F. Rice wfrice00 at
Tue Nov 7 16:41:13 EST 1995

     I am a first year graduate student beginning studies in hatching of
C. elegans eggs.  Does anyone have a favorite recipe for a good culture
media?  We have found several different nutrient combinations in texts,
but I would like to get some input regarding which work the best.  Also,
does a standard nutrient agar mix contain enough cholesterol to maintain
the worms, or must additional sterols be added to the mix?  Any reply
would be greatly appreciated.

Wayne Rice 
University of Kentucky, Lexington

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