Date of Award

Spring 1981

Document Type



Life & Environmental Sciences

First Advisor

John Christenson

Second Advisor

Ronald Knoshaug

Third Advisor

Douglas Abbott


A simple chemically defined medium was developed and shown to he useful in the detection of nutritional mutants of Neisseria gonorrhoeae. These nutritional mutants are most often problematic organisms found in gonococcal infections. The procedure used in preparation of the medium will enable researchers to easily produce a specific medium in a relatively short time. Variations of the medium can be achieved through simple alterations in the composition of one of three stock solutions used.