Phytagel is intended for use in place of agar and other gelling agent for plant tissue culture. Phytagel has been shown to be a superior substitute for tissue-culture-grade agar in the micropropagation of banana plantlets.
Phytagel™ has been used:
• in the solidification of culture medium for root assays in Arabidopsis thaliana
• as a component of Solid Paul′s medium for Agrobacterium culture
• as a component of root induction medium in Ilex dumosa tissue culture
Gelling agent and Agar substitute
We currently only ship Phytagel to locations in the United States
100, 500 g in poly bottle
An agar substitute produced from a bacterial fermentation composed of glucuronic acid, rhamnose and glucose. It produces a clear, colorless, high strength gel which aids in detection of microbial contamination.
Phytagel is a Sigma-Aldrich Co product.