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Agar

"Agar" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Agar" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Agar" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 26 publications over 17 distinct years, with a maximum of 3 publications in 2004 and 2015
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