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Agar A (A301)

Agar A (A301)

SKU: A301
PriceFrom $19.99

Agar (Type A) 

General description

Agar (Type A) is extracted from agarocytes of the red alga Rhodophyceae. It is a polysaccharide complex, consisting of a neutral gelling fraction, agarose, and a non-gelling fraction, agaropectin. Type-A agar forms a thermoreversible gel, and is most suitable for plant cell culture.



Type A agar has been used:

  • to perform metal(loid)-related phenotyping of the Arabidopsis thaliana metal-sensitive mutant strains
  • as a component of Murashige and Skoog (MS) media to culturing Arabidopsis thaliana seeds
  • to culture Cicer arietinum L. (Chickpea) seeds for Agrobacterium rhizogenes mediated root transformation


  • More Info

    Product Description:Agar A

    Agar is a polysaccharide complex obtained through bleaching and hot water extraction of agarocytes from the red alga Rhodophyceae, found in the Pacific and Indian Oceans and in the Sea of Japan. The genera Gelidium, Acanthopeltis, Ceramium, Pterocladia and Gracilaria predominate in agar production.

    Agar is composed of about 70% agarose and 30% agaropectin.

    A neutral gelling fraction which consists of a linear polymer of alternating D-galactose and 3,6-anhydrogalactose units.

    A non-gelling fraction which consists of 1,3-glycosidically linked D-galactose units, some of which are sulfated at position 6.

    Agar-A is bacteriology grade agar of highest quality.

    Total Product Size:
    A301 (100g)
    A301 (500g)

    Number of Containers:1

    Shipping Conditions:RT

    UNSPSC Code:41106200

    UNSPSC Category:Microbiological Media

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