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Michael Allaby

in A Dictionary of Plant Sciences

Third edition

Published in print January 2012 | ISBN: 9780199600571
Published online April 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191759147

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A complex polysaccharide obtained from certain types of seaweed. When heated with water and subsequently cooled to about 45°C, agar readily forms a gel (jelly); an agar gel supplemented with nutrients is used widely as a medium for the culture of ...

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Subjects: Plant Sciences and Forestry

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