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Name: Lisa
Status: Other
Grade:  Other
Location: LA
Country: United States
Date: July 2005


Question:
Why use 44.5 degrees celsius to maintain agar in its liquid state.



Replies:
Anything lower will cause agar to solidfy, and at higher temps most bacteria are killed.

vanhoeck


Below 44.5 deg C, the agar starts to solidify and will not pour into a Petri plate and form a smooth (flat) surface.

Ron Baker, Ph.D.



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