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What is agar?

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Agar (/ˈeɪɡɑːr/ or /ˈɑːɡər/), or agar-agar, is a jelly-like substance, obtained from red algae. What Is It Used For? Agar is commonly used in the laboratory to help feed and grow bacteria and other microorganisms. Agar agar is a vegan gelatine alternative derived from algae. Agar-agar is a vegetarian gelatin substitute produced from a variety of seaweed vegetation.


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