Corn Meal Agar

Corn Meal Agar is used for the cultivation of fungi and the demonstration of chlamydospore production in a laboratory setting. Corn Meal Agar is not intended for use in the diagnosis of disease or other conditions in humans.

Several media formulations have been developed that will promote morphological or physiological characteristics in Candida albicans, and differentiate it from other Candida spp. and other genera. One of the most important differential characteristics of C. albicans is the ability to form chlamydospores on certain media. Corn Meal Agar stimulates sporulation of C. albicans, and is useful in suppressing certain other fungal growth. Chlamydospore production is an important characteristic used in the identification of C. albicans.

Kelly and Funigeillo reported that the addition of 1% Tween 80 enhanced chlamydospore formation by C. albicans.


Formula Liter
Corn Meal, Infusion from solids 50 g
Agar 15 g

Final pH: 6.0 ± 0.2 at 25°C
Formula may be adjusted and/or supplemented as required to meet performance specifications.


  1. Suspend 17 g of the medium in one liter of purified water.
  2. Heat with frequent agitation and boil for one minute to completely dissolve the medium.
  3. Autoclave at 121°C for 15 minutes.

Order Details

Product # Product Description
7350A Corn Meal Agar, 500 g
7350T Corn Meal Agar, 5 kg