Potato Dextrose Agar (PDA)

Potato Dextrose Agar, often notated as PDA, is a common microbial growth media made from an infusion of potato and dextrose. It is one of the most widely used media for growing fungi and bacteria. PDA can be supplemented with different acids or antibiotics to inhibit bacterial growth that may interfere with yeasts and mold.  It is recommended for isolation and microbial enumeration of yeasts and molds in dairy, cosmetics, and clinical samples.