Components for the preparation of commonly used culture media in molecular biology applications
Dextrose is a hexose derived from corn, and it is free from starches, all other sugars, proteins, alcohols and heavy metals. It is the natural form of glucose (D-glucose). Dextrose is commonly used as a source of energy and carbon in the cultivation of microorganisms. It is used as a supplement in many culture media, e.g. for the selective isolation of Enterobacteriaceae.