Mineral salts pyridone broth

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Mineral salts pyridine broth is a selective medium for bacteria that can metabolize pyridine (which is an unusual carbon source that a select few types of bacteria can use). This medium is used to isolate bacteria belonging to the genus Arthrobacter among other bacteria genera.

Mineral Salts Pyridine Broth
Ingredient g/L
Na2HPO4 1.6
KH2PO4 21.0
(NH4)2SO4 2.6
MgSO4*7H2O 0.1
Pyridine (Sole C source) 2.0


  • O'Loughlin EJ, Sims GK, Traina SJ (1999). "Biodegradation of 2-methyl, 2-ethyl, and 2-hydroxypyridine by an Arthrobacter sp isolated from subsurface sediment". Biodegradation. 10 (2): 93–104. doi:10.1023/A:1008309026751. PMID 10466198.