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Re: APD-V5 # 192
>Agar gel is a long proven and effective nutrient medium. I cultured many a >
bacterium on it in college. It would have several advantages over the usual
>methods. Can anyone think of any drawbacks? How would the gel behave >
over.time in a submerged environment?
Hoping that I am not risking a long debate on this subject, I am aware that
the microbiology textbooks indicate that agar itself has no nutrient value
(there must be
something there-but not much-my own long held opinion). I have used agar and
gelatin both in the formulation of home brewed fish foods. I was never
satisfied with either due to a slippery glass surface area developing. As a
result, I attributed this to them and stopped my experimentation of such.
Elmer L. Morehouse
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