Meaning of agarose in English:


Pronunciation /ˈaɡərəʊz/ /ˈaɡərəʊs/


mass nounBiochemistry
  • A substance which is the main constituent of agar and is used especially in gels for electrophoresis. It is a polysaccharide mainly containing galactose residues.

    ‘The vesicles filled with agarose gel and sucrose solution were diluted into an isoosmolar glucose solution.’
    • ‘Immobilization of large dextran molecules in agarose was achieved by electron beam irradiation.’
    • ‘The material of choice is agarose, a carbohydrate polymer purified from a salt water algae.’
    • ‘Its purity and integrity was assessed using agarose gel electrophoresis.’
    • ‘The intactness of RNA was monitored by agarose gel electrophoresis.’