Luria-Bertani (LB) broth is the most widely used medium for the growth of bacteria (Bertani, et al., 1951). Life Technologies offers LB media in both powder and ready-to-use liquid formats for convenience and ease of use.

Gibco® LB Broth, Liquid

Gibco® LB Broth is based on the Lennox formulation, one of the most commonly used for LB medium.

Formulation per one liter:

  • 10 g   SELECT Peptone 140
  • 5 g     SELECT Yeast Extract
  • 5 g     Sodium Chloride


Each bottle of Gibco® LB Broth is filter-sterilized and ready-to-use in ergonomic Gibco® media bottles with angled openings for simplified pipetting.

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LB Broth, Powder (Lennox)

Powder format of the LB Lennox formulation in convenient packaging to meet diverse research needs.

Formulation per one liter:

  • 10 g SELECT Peptone 140
  • 5 g   SELECT Yeast Extract
  • 5 g   Sodium Chloride

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LB Broth, Powder (Miller’s)

Powder format of the LB Miller’s formulation in convenient packaging to meet diverse research needs.

Formulation per one liter:

  • 10 g  SELECT Peptone 140
  • 5 g    SELECT Yeast Extract
  • 10 g  Sodium Chloride

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LB Agar (Lennox)

Formulation per one liter:

  • 10 g  SELECT Peptone 140
  • 5 g    SELECT Yeast Extract
  • 5 g    Sodium Chloride
  • 12 g  SELECT Agar

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Ordering Information

Sku Name Size Price Qty
10855001 LB Broth 1 L USD 37.80
10855021 LB Broth 500 mL USD 25.50
12780029 LB Broth Base 2.5 kg USD 421.26
12780052 LB Broth Base 500 g USD 87.72
12795027 Luria Broth Base (Miller's LB Broth Base)®, powder 500 g USD 72.42
12795084 Luria Broth Base (Miller's LB Broth Base)®, powder 2.5 kg USD 271.32
22700025 LB Agar, powder (Lennox L agar) 500 g USD 99.96
22700041 LB Agar, powder (Lennox L agar) 2.5 kg USD 397.80