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11720 - Schneider's Drosophila Medium

  • Catalog Number(s)

Components Molecular Weight Concentration (mg/L) mM
Amino Acids
Glycine 75.0 250.0 3.3333333
L-Arginine 174.0 400.0 2.2988505
L-Aspartic acid 133.0 400.0 3.0075188
L-Cysteine 121.0 60.0 0.49586776
L-Cystine 240.0 100.0 0.41666666
L-Glutamic Acid 147.0 800.0 5.442177
L-Glutamine 146.0 1800.0 12.328767
L-Histidine 155.0 400.0 2.580645
L-Isoleucine 131.0 150.0 1.1450381
L-Leucine 131.0 150.0 1.1450381
L-Lysine hydrochloride 183.0 1650.0 9.016394
L-Methionine 149.0 800.0 5.3691278
L-Phenylalanine 165.0 150.0 0.90909094
L-Proline 115.0 1700.0 14.782609
L-Serine 105.0 250.0 2.3809524
L-Threonine 119.0 350.0 2.9411764
L-Tryptophan 204.0 100.0 0.49019608
L-Tyrosine 181.0 500.0 2.762431
L-Valine 117.0 300.0 2.5641026
beta-Alanine 89.0 500.0 5.6179776
Inorganic Salts
Calcium Chloride (CaCl2) (anhyd.) 111.0 600.0 5.4054055
Magnesium Sulfate (MgSO4) (anhyd.) 120.0 1806.9 15.0575
Potassium Chloride (KCl) 75.0 1600.0 21.333334
Potassium Phosphate monobasic (KH2PO4) 136.0 450.0 3.3088236
Sodium Bicarbonate (NaHCO3) 84.0 400.0 4.7619047
Sodium Chloride (NaCl) 58.0 2100.0 36.206898
Sodium Phosphate dibasic (Na2HPO4) anhydrous 142.0 701.1 4.9373236
Other Components
Alpha-Ketoglutaric acid 146.0 200.0 1.369863
D-Glucose (Dextrose) 180.0 2000.0 11.111111
Fumaric acid 116.0 100.0 0.86206895
Malic acid 134.0 100.0 0.74626863
Succinic acid 118.0 100.0 0.84745765
Trehalose 342.0 2000.0 5.8479533
Yeastolate 2000.0 Infinity

Reference:

1. Schneider, Imogene (1964) Exp. Zool. 156:1:91.

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