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Deoxyribonucleic acid, single stranded from salmon testes

For hybridization

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for molecular biology




10 mg/mL in H2O

shipped in

dry ice

storage temp.


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General description

A ready-to-use solution of high quality single-stranded template DNA isolated from the testes of salmon. The solution is supplied at a concentration of 9 - 12 mg/ml .


Many factors contribute to the signal-to-noise ratio in nucleic acid hybridizations. These factors include the presence of solvent (formamide), hybridization temperature, length of hybridization, volume of hybridization solution, degree and method of agitation, use of blocking reagents, concentration and specific activity of the probe, use of molecular agents to increase the rate of nucleic acid reassociation, and the degree of stringency used during the washing of the membrane.

In order to decrease any non-specific hybridization of the probe to a substrate, blocking agents must be used. Generally, a combination of blocking reagent, detergent, and denatured, fragmented DNA is used to accomplish this. Sigma offers sonicated, denatured DNA from a variety of species for use as a blocking agent in Northern and Southern blotting and other nucleic acid hybridization techniques.
Deoxyribonucleic acid, single stranded from salmon testes is suitable for use as a blocking agent in Southern hybridizations. It was used for in situ hybridization histochemistry of bone marrow biopsy samples and human blood monocyte subpopulations.

Preparation Note

This DNA is ethanol precipitated and sonicated to produce single-stranded fragments which comigrate with the 587 and 831 base pair marker fragments.

Other Notes

DNA in solution will reanneal on standing at room temperature so it is recommended to boil the solution for 10 minutes and then cool on ice for at least 5 minutes prior to use.

Storage Class Code

11 - Combustible Solids



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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Product Information Sheet

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H W Ziegler-Heitbrock et al.
Blood, 79(2), 503-511 (1992-01-15)
Cytokine expression was analyzed in CD14++ regular monocytes and in the novel subset of CD14+/CD16+ small monocytes. Biologic activity for tumor necrosis factor (TNF), interleukin-1 (IL-1), and IL-6 in the supernatant of elutriator-enriched, cell sorter-purified small monocytes was about 10-fold
J W Said et al.
Blood, 90(11), 4278-4282 (1997-12-31)
We have recently demonstrated the presence of Kaposi's sarcoma-associated herpesvirus (KSHV) in cultured bone marrow (BM) stromal dendritic cells from all patients with myeloma studied. To show that these findings were not an artifact of tissue culture, we performed in
Marion Herbette et al.
PLoS genetics, 17(7), e1009662-e1009662 (2021-07-07)
Segregation Distorter (SD) is a male meiotic drive system in Drosophila melanogaster. Males heterozygous for a selfish SD chromosome rarely transmit the homologous SD+ chromosome. It is well established that distortion results from an interaction between Sd, the primary distorting
Zachary D Smith et al.
Nature, 511(7511), 611-615 (2014-08-01)
In mammals, cytosine methylation is predominantly restricted to CpG dinucleotides and stably distributed across the genome, with local, cell-type-specific regulation directed by DNA binding factors. This comparatively static landscape is in marked contrast with the events of fertilization, during which
Maarten Holkers et al.
Nature methods, 11(10), 1051-1057 (2014-08-26)
Engineered sequence-specific nucleases and donor DNA templates can be customized to edit mammalian genomes via the homologous recombination (HR) pathway. Here we report that the nature of the donor DNA greatly affects the specificity and accuracy of the editing process


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