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Agar

 

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A0930
  Agar, Bacteriological

   Bacteriological agar is a highly purified extract of select Gelidium marine algae, forming part of the cell wall, that gives excellent growth characteristics used in a wide variety of microbiological applications. Agar is a phycocolloid, a complex mixture of several sugar compounds that retains a gelatinous structure at RT after boiling. Bacteriological agar is purified by successive washings to remove or extensively reduce chemical contaminants, color and salts. After autoclaving, agar is light amber and free of particulates, solidifying into a clear, firm gel.
Bacteriological Agar is suitable for all molecular biology applications (i.e. bacterial and phage growth, M13 and Lambda). It is superior to standard microbiology grade agars.



A0940  Agar, Drosophila

   Gelidium based Drosophila agar is an inexpensive growth medium especially suited to the growth and nutrient requirements of Drosophila without the expense of bacteriological grades. This is a food grade agar which offers excellent clarity.


 

A0950  Agar, Noble

   Noble Agar is the highest purity agar available. It is washed in accordance with the Noble and Tonney method which removes trace impurities, ash and minerals that interfere with many sensitive applications, such as electrophoresis and immunological procedures.