Cycloheximide (Actidione) distribution problems

R Molony molab at
Sun Nov 19 20:19:31 EST 2000

r.rosati at ("Roberto Rosati") wrote:

>Hallo all,
>I'm trying to purchase cycloheximide (I'm in Italy, so possibly from
>Europe), but all companies I asked for just told me that there are
>"worldwide distribution problems" for this compound...
>If you have recently (from september) purchased this product, would you
>please e-mail me where did you bought it? (remove .NOSPAM from my address
>to e-mail me.) Thank you in advance!
>Another related question: do you know what are the best substitutes for
>this molecule, in particular stable enough to be used in long-term (e.g.
>1 month or more) growths of bacteria?
>Thanks a lot for your attention!
Benzoic acid at about 200 ppm works if the media pH is about 4
Years ago I used it in Apple Juice agar which had been reinforced with
yeast extract and pH adjusted to 4.
Lactics grew but not yeast

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