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Agar MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Agar
Tree Number(s)
D09.698.360.041
Unique ID
D000362
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D000362
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.
Pharm Action
Culture Media
Registry Number
9002-18-0
CAS Type 1 Name
Agar
Date Established
1966/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2004/07/07
Agar Preferred
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