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juz wondering...is the agar for cultivating bacteria the same agar we buy from supermarkets n eat?
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It is the same agar used in different media recipecies. The difference between nutirent agar and blood agar, is that one has blodd and the oder does not but both have agar (http://campmicro.com/blood_agar.htm [Broken]). As stated by 637h, agar the solidication agent for plates media.Originally posted by Phobos
There are different kinds (recipes) of agar used for cultivating bacteria. I don't think you'll find "blood agar" (used for blood-borne bacteria, as you may suspect) on supermarket shelves!