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PubChem Substance
Name: Agar
PubChem Substance ID: 11008
Description: A complex sulfated polymer of galactose units, extracted from Gelidium cartilagineum, Gracilaria confervoides, and related red algae. It is used as a gel in the preparation of solid culture media for microorganisms, as a bulk laxative, in making emulsions, and as a supporting medium for immunodiffusion and immunoelectrophoresis.
Synonyms:
C08815; Agar; 9002-18-0