Bacteriological Agar

European Bacteriological Agar is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from algae belonging to the Rhodophyta phylum (red algae), including Gelidium, Pterocladia, and Gracilaria spp.

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Description

European Bacteriological Agar is a natural hydrocolloid extracted from algae belonging to the Rhodophyta phylum (red algae), including Gelidium, Pterocladia, and Gracilaria spp. Bacteriological Agar is a mixture of linear
polysaccharide agarose and agaropectin molecules, and serves as a gelling agent for the preparation of solid culture media and other microbiological applications. Main advantages of this particular agar, are the absence of
growth inhibitors of microorganisms, it´s excellent transparency, and high hysteresis. In comparison with American Bacteriological Agar, European Agar used at the same concentration results in higher gel strength.

Features

Quantity: 500g
Appearance: White/Beige cream powder.
Storage: 2ºC – 25ºC. When not in use, keep container closed to avoid hydration.

Chemical Characteristics:
Water content: Max: 10%
Ash content: Max: 4,5%
Gel Strength (1,5%): 800-1100 g/cm2
Melting point (1,5%): 85±5ºC
Gelling point (1,5%): 35±3ºC
Transparency (1,5%): Max: 12 NTU
Particle size: 95% over sieve 60
pH (1,5%): 7.0±0,4 before, and 6,5±0,4 after autoclaving

Documents

Download MSDS GCM25 Bacteriological Agar v7E502

Download Product Info Datasheet 

Order Information

GCM25.0500 Bacteriological Agar 500g