The following scientists have worked extensively on P. aeruginosa. You
may wish to consult their publications:
Bruce Holloway (Australia)
Robert V. Miller (USA)
Patricia Clarke (England ?)
I have successfully grown P. aeruginosa in the same minimal medium used
for E. coli (check the Molecular Cloning Manual by Sambrook et al.). I
have also grown P. aeruginosa in the following minimal medium:
containing in g/L double distilled water.
sodium nitrate 4.0
potassium phosphate monobasic 1.5
sodium phosphate dibasic 0.5
ferric chloride hexahydrate 0.0005
calcium chloride dihydrate 0.01
magnesium sulfate heptahydrate 0.2
supplement with carbon source e.g. glucose at 2.0
Preferred growth temperature is 37 degrees centigrade with maximum aeration
The broth culture may be greenis due to fluorescent pigment production to
scavenge limiting nutrients.
The pellet is typically pinkish in color.
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On 22 Sep 1996
mpage at molbiol.ox.ac.uk wrote:
> Can anyone tell me of a good minimal medium for P. aeruginosa PAO1 ? I am
> having trouble growing it on simple media. Am I right in thinking that PAO1 is
> prototrophic? Or is amino acid / vitamin supplementation neccessary? What sort
> of growth rate should I expect compared to that on rich media?
>> Many thanks, Dudley Page.