Media Preparation

The Media Preparation facility provides microbial growth media to facilitate research for the Tufts community and the public.

Liquid media

The core lab stocks Luria Bertani (LB) broth in 500ml aliquots, which may be traded for an empty bottle. The facility can prepare several other broth preparations on request - MacConkeys, brain heart infusion, syncase, Mueller-Hinton, and M9salts.

Agar plates

The core lab pours LB plates, as well as plates containing any of a variety of combinations of standard antibiotics that we have in stock. Additives such as IPTG or Xgal must be provided by the lab placing the order. Turnaround time on orders is generally within three days.