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Offlinebleedforthis
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I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar?
    #4573642 - 08/24/05 02:47 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Honestly. i've read threw faqs. and im SURE i've skipped over something or im just blind. But i cant seem to find what exactly Agar IS?

Do you buy it grow it? Is it a method of something? I see people raving about it and have no clue what it is or how to do it...

Could someone enlighten me please. Again sorry if I have made myself look like an asshole for not searching the boards enough.


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What is agar and why might it be interesting to me? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4573673 - 08/24/05 03:06 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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Honestly. i've read threw faqs. and im SURE i've skipped over something or im just blind. But i cant seem to find what exactly Agar IS?

Do you buy it grow it? Is it a method of something? I see people raving about it and have no clue what it is or how to do it...

Could someone enlighten me please. Again sorry if I have made myself look like an asshole for not searching the boards enough.





"What is agar and why might it be interesting to me?"

Its right here in the FAQs. Before ya post, just search the site for others with the same questions or ones related.


Edited by Civ (08/24/05 03:09 AM)


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4573948 - 08/24/05 07:09 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Made from seaweed and used to grow myc in petri dishes.


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: Magash]
    #4574036 - 08/24/05 09:23 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

What other uses does it have aside from growing, I've seen it in health food stores....


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: luckytriple6]
    #4574050 - 08/24/05 09:37 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

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What other uses does it have aside from growing, I've seen it in health food stores....




it's used in cooking also.

alot of asians use it in soup...it thickens the soup.

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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4574080 - 08/24/05 09:54 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

I have also seen some asians/europeans use it in making a certain type of meat jellatin(sp) with different meats in it. basically it looks like a bowl of jell-o, only with pieces of beef in it.


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4574116 - 08/24/05 10:28 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

The word agar comes from the Malay word "agar-agar" meaning jelly.

It was in 1881 that Robert Koch showed the value of agar in culturing bacteria, and imported the stuff from Japan which had a monopoloy on the agar trade until 1940.


Agar is a compound in its own right. It is a polysaccharide found in the cell walls of some red algae and is unusual in containing sulfated galactose monomers. It requires nothing but extraction and purification to become agar, but is sometimes chemically modified into agarose for special applications. Agar added to media simply gels them into a convenient solid form.

Laminaria has various oddball polysaccharides like laminarin (a storage polysaccharide) and alginic acid (from cell walls). They are chemically different from agar and, to my knowledge, not widely used.

Gelatin is not a polysaccharide at all but a mixture of peptides derived from the structural protein collagen. Collagen is the major component of connective tissue, which is why gelatin is derived from animal by-products. As a protein gelatin has considerably different chemical properties from agar.


The reason that agar is so useful in microbiology is that there are practically no bacteria that can digest it. The early microbiologists trying to make solid media started with gelatin, but a great many bacteria love to digest that, and then you come back next morning to find a dish of cloudy liquid instead of nice colonies.



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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: Roadkill]
    #4574139 - 08/24/05 10:42 AM (11 years, 3 months ago)

interesting.


Thanks for posting that!- prof. Roadkill :thumbup:


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4574367 - 08/24/05 12:17 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Do a Google search first, this will usually answer most general (basic) questions like that and more. Kinda like Road did :wink: Oh wait that was taken from memory. :laugh:


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: hyphae]
    #4574480 - 08/24/05 12:53 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

damn Roadkill ... you rock.


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4574651 - 08/24/05 01:53 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

i did


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4574665 - 08/24/05 01:55 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

You did? LOL..then you just need to learn to read..
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=agar&btnG=Google+Search

Second and third hit has an answer, I'm sure most of those do.


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Re: I'm sorry. Honestly. But whats Agar? [Re: bleedforthis]
    #4575513 - 08/24/05 06:15 PM (11 years, 3 months ago)

Quote:

bleedforthis said:
im SURE i've skipped over something .But i cant seem to find what exactly Agar IS?




i admit it lol im blind yo.
thanks for all the replies;D


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