A new transport and holding medium, designated medium #505, has been formulated and tested against standard, commercially available media. The medium is a chemically defined mixture. The ingredients include: sodium chloride, sodium thioglycollate, buffered agar, Amberlite CG-400, methylene blue and IsoVitalex.
The experimental design included two phases. During Phase I, transport media were formulated and tested for their ability to maintain a viable culture of the non-pathogen Neisseria perflava for at least 21 days at ambient temperature (25° C). In Phase II, media that were able to maintain Neisseria perflava for at least 21 days were tested for their ability to maintain a viable culture of the pathogen Neisseria gonorrhoeae for 7 days.
National Aeronautic Space Administration grant to Dr. John W. Beakley
Level of Degree
UNM Biology Department
First Committee Member (Chair)
Paul H. Silverman
Second Committee Member
Larry L. Barton
Third Committee Member
Ronda F. Cooper
Altstock, Nissan. "A New Transport Medium for Neisseria Gonorrhoeae." (1974). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/biol_etds/315