Development of a minimal chemically-defined medium for the exponential growth of Streptococcus thermophilus.

@article{Letort2001DevelopmentOA,
  title={Development of a minimal chemically-defined medium for the exponential growth of Streptococcus thermophilus.},
  author={Catherine Letort and Vincent Juillard},
  journal={Journal of applied microbiology},
  year={2001},
  volume={91 6},
  pages={1023-9}
}
AIMS The present work aimed to define a minimal chemically-defined medium which could sustain the growth of most (if not all) strains of Streptococcus thermophilus. METHODS AND RESULTS A minimal medium containing 20 components, including one carbohydrate source, six amino acids, two metallic ions, six vitamins and urea allowed for growth of 13 out of 15 Strep. thermophilus strains. Growth of the two last strains required the presence of additional amino acids, the number of which depended on… CONTINUE READING