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LC control 85002042
LC classificationTP445.5.A35 Food processing
Topical headingAgar
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See alsoAlgae products
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Found inMeSH browser, May 2, 2007 (Agar. Scope note: A complex sulfated polymer of galactose units, extracted from Gelidium cartilagineum, Gracilaria confervoides, and related red algae. It is used as a gel in the preparation of solid culture media for microorganisms, as a bulk laxative, in making emulsions, and as a supporting medium for immunodiffusion and immunoelectrophoresis. In Galactans hierarchy)
Am. heritage dict. (agar, also agar-agar)