MediaDive – The home of microbial cultivation media

The MediaDive database contains information on over 3,000 cultivation media for bacteria, fungi, yeasts, and archaea. Our mission is to provide standardized media data that are easily accessible and freely available. Official DSMZ media were manually curated by curators of the DSMZ. JCM media were kindly provided by the JCM.


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Editor responsible for the content of the web site: Prof. Dr. Jörg Overmann

Conception and development: Julia Koblitz

How to cite:

When using MediaDive for research please consider citing the following paper:

Koblitz, J., Halama, P., Spring, S., Thiel, V., Baschien, C., Hahnke, R., Pester, M., Overmann, J. and Reimer, L. (2022) MediaDive: the expert-curated cultivation media database. Nucleic Acids Research

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