Note. The choice of constituents in the ten media is not a haphazard one. The rationale for medium design will be detailed in the remainder of the chapter
Table 4.2. Element composition of bacteria, yeasts and fungi (% by dry weight)
Element Bacteria Yeasts Fungi
Herbert, 1976; Herbert, 1976) Aiba et al., 1973) Aiba et al., 1973
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