Glossary Term: Agar

1. Galactan derived from certain algae and commonly used as a basic gel for fungal culture media.
2. A jelly-like substance obtained from red algae (or seaweed) used in petri dishes to grow myceliums. Agar can be prepared in many different ways, including the mycology lab preferred Antibiotic Malt Extract Agar. This form is composed of agar, organic malt extract, organic locust bean gum, organic yeast extract, and an antibiotic.

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