Terrific Broth

Model Number IB49140

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  • Contains casein digest peptone, yeast extract, Potassium phosphate – monobasic, Potassium phosphate – dibasic
  • For use in cultivating recombinant strains of  E.coli

IBI’s Terrific Broth is used with Glycerol in cultivating recombinant strains of E. coli. Terrific broth is a highly enriched medium for improving yield in plasmid bearing E. coli. Recombinant strains have an extended growth phase in the medium. The addition of tryptone and yeast extract in the medium will allow higher plasmid yield per volume. Glycerol is used as a carbohydrate source in this formulation. Unlike glucose, glycerol is not fermenteda to acetic acid.

pH (@ 25°C): 7.2 ± 0.2
NOTE: Grams per liter may be adjusted to obtain desired performance.

Molecular Biology Specifications
Escherichia coli ATC 23724: Growth
Escherichia coli ATC 33694: Growth
Escherichia coli ATC 33849: Growth
Escherichia coli ATC 39403: Growth
Escherichia coli ATC 47014: Growth
Escherichia coli ATC 53868: Growth

Terrific Broth Specification Sheet

Formula per Liter
● Casein Digest Peptone 12.0 gm
● Yeast Extract 24.0 gm
● Potassium Phosphate, Monobasic 2.3 gm
● Potassium Phosphate, Dibasic 12.5 gm

● Mix 50.8 gm of the medium in 1 L of purified water until evenly dispersed.
● Add 4 ml of Glycerol to the mixture.
● Heat with repeated stirring, and boil for one minute to dissolve completely.
● Distribute and autoclave at 121.0°C for 15 minutes.

Recommended Use
IBI’s Terrific Broth is used with Glycerol in cultivating recombinant strains of E.coli. Terrific broth is a highly enriched medium for improving yield in plasmid bearing E.coli. Recombinant strains have an extended growth phase in the medium. The addition of tryptone and yeast extract in the medium will allow higher plasmid yield per volume. Glycerol is used as a carbohydrate source in this formulation. Unlike glucose, glycerol is not fermented to acetic acid.

Store at room temperature. Keep tightly sealed. Protect from moisture and light.

Irritant. Irritating to the eyes, respiratory system, and skin. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves, and eye/face protection. See Material Safety Data Sheet for additional information.

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