Agar is majorly used as microbial solid culture media.
It is used in the range of 0.5 to 1.0% (w/v) to solidify plant tissue culture media. It is essential for in vitro root development.


Gelling Agent

Sigma Aldrich

form powder
application(s) cell culture | plant: suitable
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Agar has been used as a component

  • of Gamborg′s B5 regeneration medium
  • of Murashige and skoog (MS) medium for the germination of Hypericum triquetrifolium Turra seeds
  • in shoot inducing and naphthalene acetic acid pretreatment medium for the regeneration of Arabidopsis thaliana seedlings