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Agar

Bacteriological, microbiology tested, suitable for plant cell culture, granular

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Synonym(s):
Agar-agar, Gum agar
Linear Formula:
(C12H18O9)n
CAS Number:
EC Number:
MDL number:
eCl@ss:
42040102

biological source

algae (Rhodophyceae)

Quality Level

form

granular

technique(s)

cell culture | plant: suitable

mp

83-89  °C

transition temp

transition temp 32-39 °C

suitability

microbiology tested

application(s)

agriculture

storage temp.

room temp

InChI

1S/C14H24O9/c1-5-8(16)13-11(7(21-5)4-20-13)23-14-10(18)12(19-2)9(17)6(3-15)22-14/h5-18H,3-4H2,1-2H3/t5?,6-,7?,8-,9+,10-,11?,12+,13+,14?/m1/s1

InChI key

GYYDPBCUIJTIBM-DYOGSRDZSA-N

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transition temp

transition temp 32-39 °C

transition temp

transition temp 32-38 °C (1.5%)

transition temp

transition temp 27-37 °C (1.5%)

transition temp

transition temp 34-36 °C

technique(s)

cell culture | plant: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | plant: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | plant: suitable

technique(s)

cell culture | plant: suitable

biological source

algae (Rhodophyceae)

biological source

algae (Rhodophyceae)

biological source

algae (Rhodophyceae)

biological source

algae (Rhodophyceae)

mp

83-89  °C

mp

-

mp

80-90 °C (1.5% in water)

mp

-

suitability

microbiology tested

suitability

-

suitability

-

suitability

-

General description

Agar, also known as agar-agar, is one of the biochemical agents most used in microbiology field. It is obtained from red algae Rhodophyceae, is the most abundantly used gelling agent in culture media. Agar is polysaccharide complex, composed of 70% agarose and 30% agaropectin.

Application

Agar has been used:
  • to culture Staphylococcus aureus for phage infection studies
  • as a supplement with NZCYM media for culturing Campylobacter coli strains for lysogeny screening
  • as a basic media component to improve in vitro ovule and embryo culture methods of cross Chitalpa hybrids to facilitate the rescue of triploids
  • in the culture media for Bdellovibrio spp. and Micavibrio spp. strains to check their susceptibility towards a variety of select agents

Other Notes

A purified agar from which the naturally occurring pigments, salts and miscellaneous matter has been reduced to a minimum.

Storage Class

11 - Combustible Solids

wgk_germany

WGK 1

ppe

Eyeshields, Gloves, type N95 (US)


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