YM (selective medium)

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YM Agar and Broth, is a selective growth medium with low pH useful for cultivating yeasts, molds, or other acid-tolerant or acidophilic organisms, while deterring growth of most bacteria and other acid intolerant organisms.[1] It is Malt extract medium modified by the addition of Yeast extract and peptone.[2]

The 'YM' of the name stands either for 'Yeast and Mold', or 'Yeast extract-Malt extract' depending on the source.


  1. ^ "Xanthine Agar YM Agar • YM Broth" (PDF). Becton, Dickinson and Company. Retrieved 2008-07-13. 
  2. ^ Carlos Rosa, Gábor Péter. Biodiversity and Ecophysiology of Yeasts: The Yeast Handbook. Retrieved 2008-07-13.