Agars are known as water-soluble, gel-forming polysaccharide extracts from agarophyte members of the Rhodophyta. Agars are usually composed of repeating agarobiose units alternating between 3- linked β- D-galactopyranosyl (G) and 4-linked 3,6- anhydro-α- L- galactopyranosyl (LA) units. Bacteriological agar is a solidifying agent for use in preparing microbiological culture media in a laboratory setting.
The use of agar in bacteriology is one of the most important uses and requires strict physical-chemical control as well as the absence of hemolytic substances and what is more important and difficult, the absence of any bacterial inhibitors.
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Few Indian major players are as under
· Marine Hydrocolloids
· Leeman Laboratories
· Osler Scientific Enterprises
· Lakshmi Engineering Products
· Saffron Life Science