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question - glucose additin to media (Oct/20/2010 )

why don't we use glucose to the medium..? instead we uses sucrose as organic suppliment.what is the advantage of this than other disaccarides?
Thank you for spending your valuble time.

-chandra3316-

Sucrose is cheap...

and it might also depend on what organisms you are using, culturing. Some may benefit from having sucrose. And maybe its a part of the research?

-pito-

we are using glucose in a lot of media...like pito suggested, it might be part of your research or of the organisms you are working with.

-gebirgsziege-