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A1296 Sigma-Aldrich

Agar

microbiology tested, suitable for plant cell culture, suitable for cell culture, powder

Synonym: Agar-agar, Gum agar

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Properties

Related Categories Agars, All Solid Media/Agars, Base Ingredients for Media, Carbohydrates, Core Bioreagents,
Quality Level   200
biological source   algae (Rhodophyceae)
form   powder
application(s)   cell culture | mammalian: suitable
  cell culture | plant: suitable
transition temp   congealing temperature <38 °C (1.5% in H2O)
suitability   microbiology tested
Featured Industry   Agriculture
storage temp.   room temp

Description

General description

Agar is a hydrophilic colloid obtained from marine algae (Rhodophyceae). It is soluble in boiling water and is of significance to the microbiological area.

Application

Agar has been used in the plant growth media.
Typical working concentration: 6-12g/L.

Packaging

1 kg in poly bottle

100, 500 g in poly bottle

5, 10, 25 kg in poly drum

Other Notes

General purpose agar.

Safety & Documentation

Safety Information

Personal Protective Equipment 
RIDADR 
NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 
WGK 3
RTECS 
AW7950000

Documents

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Protocols & Articles

Articles

Microbiology Introduction

An initial aim of all microbiologists is the reproducible growth of their microbial cultures, no matter whether the microorganisms are of natural origin or have been genetically engineered by man. Re...
Keywords: Absorption, Aerobic, Anaerobic, Antibiotics, Antimicrobials, Buffers, Culture media, Diffusion, Environmental, Filtration, Genetic, Growth factors, Metabolism, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Reductions, Respiration, Sample preparations, Vitamins

Microbiology Theory: Media Preparation

Microorganisms need nutrients, a source of energy and certain environmental conditions in order to grow and reproduce. In the natural environment, microbes have adapted to the habitats most suitable ...
Keywords: Culture media, Digestions, Environmental, Filtration, Growth factors, Indicators, Microbiology, Phase transitions, Precipitation, Vitamins

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

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Pesticides are an essential component in modern agriculture and enable growers to fully realize the yield potential of their seeds. From compound discovery to active ingredient development, our chemi...
Keywords: Agriculture, Building blocks, Gas chromatography, Gas chromatography mass spectrometry, High performance liquid chromatography, Liquid chromatography mass spectrometry, Mass spectrometry, Organic synthesis, Pesticides, Polymerase chain reaction - quantitative, Purification, Solvents

Peer-Reviewed Papers
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