Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A polysaccharide obtained from agar that is the most widely used medium for gel electrophoresis procedures.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A polymeric cross-linked polysaccharide extracted from the seaweed agar; used to make gels that are used in electrophoresis.

Etymologies

agar + -ose2.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
agar +‎ -ose (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Researchers at the Rogosin Institute are taking tumor cells from mice, encapsulating them in beads made from a seaweed-derived sugar called agarose, and implanting them in the abdomen of cancer patients.

    Novel Effort To Fight Cancer With Cancer Cells

  • Sage Science's latest product, the pippinprep, is an automated instrument that extracts and processes DNA and related genetic materials from so-called agarose gels used in medical research labs.

    Boston Business News - Local Boston News | Boston Business Journal

  • Estroff and graduate student Hanying Li grew samples of calcite in a hydrogel called agarose -- a common dessert additive -- that mimics the way calcite grows in living things.

    R&D Mag - News

  • The beads initially contain about 150,000 mouse kidney cancers mixed with agarose and wrapped with a layer of agarose that creates a shell.

    Novel Effort To Fight Cancer With Cancer Cells

  • The latest development is "keiki gels" -- agarose gel electrophoresis using nothing but a drinking straw, a 9V battery and a pair of alligator clips.

    Boing Boing

  • Crowdsourced science: HOWTO do agarose gel electrophoresis using nothing but a drinking straw, a 9V battery and a pair of alligator clips

    Boing Boing

  • Some examples of this include statements like: "Microarrays cost much less than they used to" and "Instead of remelting your agarose or storing it in the water bath, you can pour all of it at once."

    Captain Obvious to the rescue

  • I'm doing this here because my thoughtful, considerate labmates didn't actually have a plan or a schedule for packing, so even thought a few of us had experiments planned up until tomorrow, they started packing the agarose gel boxes, etc. right out from under us.

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  • I have run gels with agarose, acrylamide, and urea.

    Meme

  • Inverted images of ethidium bromide-stained agarose gels are shown. n.s., non-specific band.

    PLoS Biology: New Articles

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