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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

agar

[ˈeɪgəʳ] agar-agar [ˌeɪgərˈeɪgəʳ] nagar-agar m inv
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Subculture from Brucella broth was done on Brucella chocolate agar with antibiotics (Polymyxin-B, Amphotericin B 6 Vancomycin) and without antibiotics.
Soft tissue and bone specimens received in sterilized normal saline were crushed and then cultured on blood agar, chocolate agar and Maconkey agar plates and incubated at 37degC overnight.
Morphological examination by Gram staining technique was done and simultaneously culturing was also performed on blood agar, chocolate agar, brain heart infusion agar, china blue lactose agar, china blue maintol agar, mannitol salt agar, sulfide indole motility medium, nutrient gelatin and triple sugar iron agar.
In addition, further work is required to assess whether 3% washed-HuB can be applied for antibiotic susceptibility testing or is suitable for chocolate agar preparation.
The swabs obtained from ear canal were also incubated at 37[degrees]C on Blood agar, Mac-Conkey's agar, Chocolate agar and V-J agar for 48 hours under aerobic conditions.
The following culture media were tested: 1) nonselective culture medium such as Columbia agar + 5% sheep blood (bioMerieux, La-Balme-Les-Grottes, France); 2) chocolate agar + PolyVitex (bioMerieux); 3) nonselective chromogenic medium UriSelect 4 (Bio-Rad); 4) Eosin methylene blue agar (Sigma Aldrich); 5) Drigalski agar (Bio-Rad); 6) MacConkey agar (VWR BDH Prolabo, Leuven, Belgium); and 7) bromocresol purple (bioMerieux).
3) The obtained specimen was immediately inoculated onto blood agar, MacConkey agar, chocolate agar, and cetrimide agar (Himedia, Mumbai, India).
All the samples were inoculated onto Columbia agar with 5% sheep blood, MacConkey agar, and chocolate agar with polyvitex for the aerobic bacterial culture and incubated at 37 [degrees]C for 24-48 hours.
The gas-pack system (BD GasPakTM EZ Gas Generating System) was used in the production of an anaerobic environment for the isolation of anaerobic bacteria in blood agar and in chocolate agar at 37[degrees]C for 48-72 h.