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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
Translations
agar

agar

[ˈeɪgəʳ] agar-agar [ˌeɪgərˈeɪgəʳ] nagar-agar m inv
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On day 2 of incubation, the human isolate (12T0062) showed small pale-white to gray colonies on Columbia blood agar and chocolate agar, whereas no growth occurred on MacConkey agar plates.
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The culture media used included nutrient agar, MacConkey agar and chocolate agar.
The aspirate was inoculated on to blood and chocolate agar (CO2 incubation at 37[degrees]C) and Fastidious Anaerobe Agar (anaerobic incubation at 37[degrees]C).
Two sets of blood agar and chocolate agar plates were prepared and were tested for the growth of Acanthamoeba with autoclaved and live E.
The identity of the organism was confirmed by specific characteristics after culture on chocolate agar supplemented with PolyVitex plus colistin, vancomycin, amphotericin B, and trimethoprim antibiotics (bioMerieux SA).
01-ml calibrated loop and inoculated into a Columbia agar base supplemented with 5% sheep's blood, chocolate agar, eosin-methylene-blue agar, and Chapman agar (for aerobic and facultative bacteria) and onto a Brucella agar base supplemented with 5% sheep's blood, vitamin [K.
Yersinia pestis grows well both on 5% sheep blood agar and on chocolate agar, as well as in brain heart infusion broth and most commercial blood culture media.
Since blood is essentially sterile otherwise, the sample can be plated on ordinary chocolate agar.