Gellan Gum, CultureGel™


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Gelzan™ is produced by fermentation and an agar substitute also known as Gellan Gum. Use at 2-4 g/L. Do not use with media containing high levels of calcium such as DKW and Quoirin & Lepoivre. Also if divalent cation (Ca2+, Mg2+) concentrations are below that of 1/2X MS (e.g., our Orchid Maintenance Medium with Charcoal and without Agar) you may need to use 10-12 g/L to obtain free-standing gels. This gelling agent requires melting at 121°C. If your autoclave doesn't reach that temperature for 15-20 min the final gel may appear clumpy.

Note:   Kanamycin is known to lose activity when used with gellan gums. We DO NOT recommend its use with gellan gums.

Product of CP Kelco.

Solubility Heated to Boiling Water
Physical Form Solid
Other Notes Plant Tissue Culture Tested
Product Number G3251
CAS Number 71010-52-1
Synonyms Gellan Gum
Gelling Strength 400-700 g/cm2
Weight 0.0000
Storage Temp. Room Temperature
Tariff Code 3913.90.2090