Czapek-Dok Modified Broth is commonly used for the cultivation of fungi and Candida albicans. It is similar to Czapek-Dox Modified Agar (Cat. 1015), without the agar, and is used to grow bacteria and fungi which are capable of using Sodium nitrate as a sole source of nitrogen. Czapek-Dox Modified Broth is a semi-synthetic medium containing Sodium nitrate as a sole source of nitrogen. It has the advantage of a chemically defined formulation, which has been modified in its original formula by substituting Magnesium sulfate and Potassium phosphate with the Magnesium glycerophosphate to prevent the precipitation of Magnesium phosphate. The medium is elaborated with inorganic sources of nitrogen and chemically defined sources of carbon only. It is useful in a variety of microbiological procedures, including soil microbiology, and fungi and mold resistance tests. This medium will yield moderately good growth of most saprophytic Aspergilli. Sucrose is the sole fermentable carbohydrate providing carbon and energy. Sodium nitrate is the sole nitrogen source. Potassium salts act as a buffer system. Potassium chloride contains essential ions. Magnesium glycerophosphate and Ferrous sulfate are sources of cations.
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