P8169 Sigma


BioReagent, plant cell culture tested, powder

Synonym: Agar substitute gelling agent, Gellan Gum


Related Categories Gelling Agents, Molecular Biology, Plant Biotechnology, Plant Tissue Culture
product line   BioReagent
form   powder
suitability   plant cell culture tested
Market Segment   Agriculture


Other Notes

An agar substitute produced from a bacterial fermentation composed of glucuronic acid, rhamnose and glucose. It produces a clear, colorless, high strength gel which aids in detection of microbial contamination.


To prevent clumping, add slowly to rapidly stirring medium prior to heating.


Phytagel is intended for use in place of agar and other gelling agent for plant tissue culture. Phytagel has been shown to be a superior substitute for tissue-culture-grade agar in the micropropagation of banana plantlets.

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Phytagel is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC

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Plant Tissue Culture

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