Are there media with carbon source different from glucose?
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Troubleshooting Cell Culture Media for Bioprocessing
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Yes, there are media with alternate carbon sources. For example, galactose, which has a lower metabolizing rate than glucose, may be supplemented into cell culture media to remedy the issue of high lactate generation in certain cell culture situations. Disaccharides are also commonly used in culture media for non-mammalian cells.