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Agar

Type E, plant cell culture tested

Synonym: Agar-agar, Gum agar

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Properties

Related Categories Carbohydrates, Core Bioreagents, Gelling Agents, Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology,
type   Type E
form   powder
transition temp   transition temp 32-38 °C (1.5%)
suitability   plant cell culture tested
Featured Industry   Agriculture

Description

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

500 g in poly bottle

Application

Agar was used as reagent for the following studies:
• Plant cell culture studies.
• As medium supplement for the growth of wild-type Arabidopsis thaliana (ecotype Columbia) and transgenic seeds.
• For the solidification of culture medium of cork oak somatic embryos.
It may be used for incubation of single antibody-forming cell to investigate the plaque formation. Agar suspension culture may be used for the analysis of cell transformation of palyoma virus.

General description

Agar, an algal polysaccharide, has gel forming properties. Structure of agar has been investigated. Growth of human bone marrow cell colonies in agar-gel medium have been described.

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Safety Information

RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
2
RTECS 
AW7950000
Protocols & Articles

Protocols

Gelling Agents - Plant Tissue Culture Protocol

Agar has long been used to solidify media for plant tissue culture. The type of agar or gelling agent used can influence the growth of the tissue in culture. Both purity and cost of the gelling agent...
Keywords: Cell culture, Centrifugation, Immobilization, Inductively coupled plasma, Reductions

Peer-Reviewed Papers
15

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