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Agar vs. Agarose

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Agarnoun

A gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, used as a bacterial culture medium, in electrophoresis and as a food additive.

Agarosenoun

A polymeric cross-linked polysaccharide extracted from the seaweed agar; used to make gels that are used in electrophoresis.

Agarnoun

A culture medium based on this material.

Agarose

Agarose is a polysaccharide, generally extracted from certain red seaweed. It is a linear polymer made up of the repeating unit of agarobiose, which is a disaccharide made up of D-galactose and 3,6-anhydro-L-galactopyranose.

Agarnoun

common shortened form of agar-agar{2}.

Agarnoun

any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent; - used especially with a modifying prefix, as, EMB agar. The term is applied both to the dehydrated medium powder containing agar and to the gelatinous medium prepared from it.

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Agarnoun

any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent

Agarnoun

a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods

Agarnoun

a gelatinous substance obtained from certain red seaweeds and used in biological culture media and as a thickener in foods.

Agar

Agar ( or ), or agar-agar, is a jelly-like substance obtained from red algae.Agar is a mixture of two components: the linear polysaccharide agarose and a heterogeneous mixture of smaller molecules called agaropectin. It forms the supporting structure in the cell walls of certain species of algae and is released on boiling.

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