|soft agar||medical dictionary|
<cell culture> Semi solid agar used to gelate medium for culture of animal cells. Placed in such a medium, over a denser agar layer, the cells are denied access to a solid substratum on which to spread, so that only anchorage independent (usually transformed) cells are able to grow.
This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology
(11 Mar 2008)
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