Growth of cholesterol-reducing Eubacterium on cholesterol-brain agar

A. W. Brinkley, A. R. Gottesman, G. E. Mott

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An agar medium containing 5% cholesterol has been developed for the isolation, enumeration, and characterization of cholesterol-reducing strains of Eubacterium. Cholesterol-brain agar contained the following components (in grams per liter): cholesterol (USP grade), 50; brain powder, 30; papain (catalog no. P-3375, Sigma Chemical Co., St. Louis, Mo.), 2; Casamino Acids (Difco Laboratories, Detroit, Mich.), 10; yeast extract (Difco) 10; lecithin (commercial grade, Sigma), 10; K2HPO4, 5; sodium thioglycolate, 0.5; trypan blue, 0.1; and agar, 16.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1130-1132
Number of pages3
JournalApplied and Environmental Microbiology
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • Food Science
  • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
  • Ecology


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