TABLE 3.

Various selective media for isolation and enumeration of bifidobacteria

MediumSelectivityReference(s)
Antibiotic-based media
    NPNLNeomycin, paromomycin, nalidixic acid, LiCl311
    BIM-25Polymyxin B, nalidixic acid, iodoacetic acid, 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride197
    MRS (TPY) + DicDicloxacillin297
    RMSNeomycin, paromomycin, LiCl, sodium propionate267
    AMCPolymyxin B, nalidixic acid, iodoacetic acid, 2,3,5-triphenyltetrazolium chloride11, 12
    BL-OGOxgall, gentamicin168
    BSMMupirocin164
Antibiotic-free media
    mCABaPropionic acid19
    LPLiCl, sodium propionate158
    TPTransgalactooligosaccharide, sodium propionate131
    RBLiCl, sodium propionate112
    RAF 5.1LiCl, sodium propionate258
    BFMLiCl, propionic acid, methylene blue204
    RCA-aniline bluePropionic acid, aniline blue169
  • a Beeren's medium.