Trithfully, this is a form of sugar that is not in a usable form for the plant...and as for it being denatured in the autoclave, that is possible, but again, would onlly break down into its indivuduall elements... In all honesty, I feel like when people add sugar to their mixes, its really just a habit..they assume sugar is good for the plants, but don't understand that table sugar isn't the same form of sugar that plants need. To make a long story short, IMHO, table sugar is useless in agar mixes...at least, that was one of the fundamental lesson we learned in tissue culture lab. The goal of agar is to provide nutrients to the plant for them to create sugars they can use...giving them sugar outright isn't going to help them much bc its in the wrong form.
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