benedik benedik at
Wed Aug 5 11:12:27 EST 1998

In article <35C76095.25E4952C at>
Sherie Masse <smasse at> writes:

> Yeast people:
> I am searching for an alternative to the expensive Difco Bacto Agar.
> Sigma makes some agar that is about half the price.  Has anyone tried
> this agar (or any other cheaper alternatives) and discovered whether it
> is any good?
> Sherie Masse
> Research Specialist
> University of Illinois at Chicago
> smasse at

We routinely use the Difco Technical grade agar for both bacteria and
yeast with no problem. Much cheaper than Bacto Agar and probably better
quality than Sigma agar (at least it looks less brown)

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