Czapek-Dox medium

Cza·​pek-Dox medium | \ ¦chä(ˌ)pek¦däks- \
variants: or Czapek medium

Definition of Czapek-Dox medium

: a culture medium for various fungi consisting essentially of a balanced and buffered mixture of inorganic salts, a sugar, and water and being used (1) as a solution or (2) with added agar as a solid

called also respectively 1Czapek solution, Czapek-Dox solution, 2Czapek agar

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History and Etymology for Czapek-Dox medium

after Friedrich Czapek †1921 Czech botanist & Arthur W. Dox †1954 American chemist

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“Czapek-Dox medium.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 17 May. 2021.

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