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a·gar

 (ā′gär′, ä′gär′) also a·gar-a·gar (ā′gär-ā′gär′, ä′gär-ä′-)
n.
1. A gelatinous material derived from certain marine algae. It is used as a base for bacterial culture media and as a stabilizer and thickener in many food products.
2. A culture medium containing this material.

[Short for Malay agar-agar.]

agar

(ˈeɪɡə)
n
(Elements & Compounds) a complex gelatinous carbohydrate obtained from seaweeds, esp those of the genus Gelidium, used as a culture medium for bacteria, a laxative, in food such as ice cream as a thickening agent (E406), etc. Also called: agar-agar
[C19: Malay]

a•gar

(ˈɑ gɑr, ˈæg ər)

n.
1. Also, a′gar-a′gar.a gel prepared from the cell walls of various red algae, used in laboratories as a culture medium, in food processing as a thickener and stabilizer, and in industry as a filler, adhesive, etc.
2. a culture medium having an agar base.
[1885–90; < Malay agaragar]

a·gar

(ā′gär′, ä′gär′)
A jelly-like material obtained from marine algae, especially seaweed. It is used as a medium for growing bacterial cultures in the laboratory and as a thickener and stabilizer in food products.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.agar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agentagar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
culture medium, medium - (bacteriology) a nutrient substance (solid or liquid) that is used to cultivate micro-organisms
agar-agar, agar - a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
blood agar - a culture medium containing whole blood as the nutrient
2.agar - a colloidal extract of algaeagar - a colloidal extract of algae; used especially in culture media and as a gelling agent in foods
gum - any of various substances (soluble in water) that exude from certain plants; they are gelatinous when moist but harden on drying
agar, nutrient agar - any culture medium that uses agar as the gelling agent
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agar

[ˈeɪgəʳ] agar-agar [ˌeɪgərˈeɪgəʳ] nagar-agar m inv
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Culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar demonstrated creamish white colony with granular suface and raised centre; reverse showed yellowish brown pigmentation consistent with Trichophyton mentagrophytes (Figure 2).
Isolation on Sabouraud's Dextrose Agar (SDA): All samples were cultured on Sabrouad's Dextrose Agar (SDA) (Oxoid Basingstoke UK) with chloramphenicol (50 mg/L) (Hungerford et al.
Stock culture was maintained on Sabouraud's dextrose agar slope at 4C and sub cultured monthly.
However, no fungal colony was detected on any of the plates of Sabouraud's Dextrose Agar.
Candida albicans was previously cultivated in Sabouraud's dextrose agar (SDA) broth (HiMedia Lab, Mumbai, India) for 48hrs and then cultured on SDA plates.
The culture on Sabouraud's dextrose agar showed downy velvety colonies with black pigment on the reverse (Figure 4).