Product number: 7456

Malt Agar is used for the cultivation of fungi.

Malt media for yeasts and molds have been used for many years. In 1919, Reddish prepared a satisfactory substitute for beer wort from malt extract. Thom and Church used Reddish's medium for their studies of aspergilli. Malt Agar was employed by Fullmer and Grimes during studies of yeasts on synthetic media. Malt Agar is specified in standard methods for the examination of yeasts and molds.


Formula Liter
Malt Extract 30 g
Agar 15 g

Final pH: 5.5 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 45 g of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation to boiling to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.

Order Details

Product # Product Description
7456A Malt Agar, 500 g
7456T Malt Agar, 5 kg

Reference Material

7456 - Malt Agar, Product Information Sheet [English] [Portuguese]
7456 - Malt Agar, Safety Data Sheet [Danish] [Dutch] [English] [EU English] [Finnish] [French] [German] [Italian] [Spanish, Mexico] [Swedish]

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