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A gelatinous material obtained from the marine algae, used as a bacterial culture medium, in electrophoresis and as a food additive.
From Malay agar or agar-agar, both meaning jelly.
Short for Malay agar-agar
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
We have tried it and it seems as reliable as using plain sugar agar.
Minor rivers are the Sakri, Hamp, Tesua, Agar, Maniari, Arpa, Kharod, Lilagar, Jonk and Bareri.
Alternatively, sterile clear pots can be bought, and sterile agar can be poured into them.
Be careful not to let the wire loop dig into the soft agar.
This picture shows me using the autoclave to destroy the cultures which had grown on the agar plates during incubation.
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