Use of Liquid Nutrient Broth Media
for Growing Bacteria
For scientists to experiment with and learn more about microbes, they must be able to grow these tiny organisms in a laboratory. This is done using growth media that provides microbes with water, food and a suitable environment
to grow in.
Article Summary: Broth is a nutrient-infused liquid medium used for growing bacteria. Here is a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of this type of bacterial growth medium.
Liquid Nutrient Broth Media for Growing Bacteria
Sterile liquid broth media in test tubes.
Media are initially sterilized, then inoculated with the bacteria of interest, and finally incubated for twenty four hours or more, to encourage bacterial growth.
See Page 2 for more photos of different types of bacteria growing in liquid media!