Malt Extract Broth

//Malt Extract Broth

Malt Extract Broth

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Malt extract broth is used for the cultivation of yeasts and moulds and is commonly used as part of sterility testing protocols. The high carbohydrate content of the medium ensures rapid growth of yeasts and moulds.
Malt extract and mycological peptone provide the carbon, protein and nutrient sources required by the organisms. The acidic nature of this medium allows for optimal growth of moulds and yeasts while restricting bacterial growth.


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Dehydrated Medium Appearance

Prepared Medium Appearance

Dehydrated Medium Colour

Prepared Medium Colour

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Product Description

Organisms Ref. No Result
Candida albicans NCPF 3179 Turbid growth
Aspergillus brasiliensis NCPF 2275 Surface growth



Malt extract 17.0
Mycological peptone 3.0
Total 20.0
*Adjusted/supplemented as required to meet performance requirements


Suspend 20g of the medium in one litre of deionised / purified water. Allow the medium to soak whilst mixing for 10 minutes. Sterilise at 115°C for 10 minutes with frequent stirring to completely dissolve the medium. Cool to 45-50°C and aseptically dispense into final containers. Protracted boiling or prolonged holding at elevated temperature induces precipitation.