Technical Data
Media
Agar, Drosophila
A0940
Molecular Biology Grade
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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.

Appearance:
White to light tan, homogenous, free flowing powder.

Melting Point (1.5%):
82-88C

pH (1.5%):
6.0-8.0

Water:
10%

Ash:
6.5%

Gel Point (1.5%):
34-38C

Gel Strength (1.5%): 600-1100g/cm2

Identification A:
Passes

Identification B:
Passes

Foreign Insoluble Matter:
10%

Foreign Organic Matter:
1%

Foreign Starch:
None detected

Gelatin:
None detected

Water Absorption:
75ml

Acid-insoluble Ash:
0.5%

Arsenic:
0.0003%

Lead:
0.001%

Heavy Metals (Pb):
0.004%

Microbiological Analysis:
Total Plate Count: 500cfu/g
Coliforms: 3cfu/g
E. coli: 0cfu/g
Salmonella: 0cfu/g
Yeast and Mold: 200cfu/g



Important Note: This product as supplied is intended for research use only, not for use in human, therapeutic or diagnostic applications without the expressed written authorization of United States Biological.