Yeast Nitrogen Base (YNB) media have been prepared according the formulae of Wickerham (1943-51) and Burkholder (1943). YNB is a well defined composition of salts, vitamins, amino acids and a nitrogen source for a vigorous growth of Sacharomyces cerevisiae.
Y2030 has the same formulation as YNB without Amino Acids except that ammonium sulfate as a source of nitrogen has been omitted to test the ability of yeast cells to assimilate different nitrogen sources (i.e. Potassium Nitrate).
For carbon assimilation tests in the characterization and identification of yeasts.
Note: The addition of a carbon source like glucose, galactose or raffinose is required.