Gelling agent essentially free of impurities. Used mainly in biochemistry and molecular biology procedures wherever increased purity is required.
Typical Agar Preparation:
Autoclave for 20 minutes and swirl gently to evenly distribute the agar. If antibiotics are to be added, allow the agar to cool to 50°C. When pouring plates, gently swirl the medium. A Bunsen burner flame can be passed over the surface of the plates to remove any air bubbles. After the medium has hardened, invert the plates and store at 4°C.
This Thermo Scientific Chemicals brand product was originally part of the Alfa Aesar product portfolio. Some documentation and label information may refer to the legacy brand. The original Alfa Aesar product / item code or SKU reference has not changed as a part of the brand transition to Thermo Scientific Chemicals.