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Global Seaweed Shortage Forces Companies to Ration Agar

A global shortage of red algae seaweed has forced Thermo Fisher Scientific to ration supplies of agar, the growth medium used in laboratories to culture bacteria and fungi. Merck has stopped selling it as a raw material, although keeps selling it as dehydrated culture media. The lack of availability is due to fluctuating seaweed yields […]