GenomePlex® Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Kit

Amplify genome of a single cell

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whole genome amplification: suitable

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wet ice

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General description

GenomePlex Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Kit utilizes a proprietary technology based on random fragmentation of genomic DNA and conversion of the resulting small fragments to PCR-amplifiable library molecules flanked by universal priming sites. WGA is achieved by PCR amplification of the library molecules using universal oligonucleotide primers.


GenomePlex® Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Kit has been used:
  • to amplify the isolated DNA
  • in whole genome amplification (WGA)
  • to amplify the microdissected DNAs

Features and Benefits

  • Starting material: 1 cell
  • Expected yield: 5 - 10 μg
  • Time required: ~4 hours
  • Abundant DNA yield within four hours
  • Complete representation of the entire genome with minimal allele bias
  • Includes all of the reagents necessary for cell lysis and subsequent whole genome amplification
  • Designed to amplify the genome of a single cell from any source including lymphocytes, cancer cells, epithelial cells, fibroblast, amniotic cells, polycarbonate fixed cells, and plant cells

Other Notes

The sequences of the universal primers provided in this kit are considered proprietary.

Legal Information

Use of this product is covered by one or more of the following US patents and corresponding patent claims outside the US: 5,789,224, 5,618,711, 6,127,155 and claims outside the US corresponding to expired US Patent No. 5,079,352. The purchase of this product includes a limited, non-transferable immunity from suit under the foregoing patent claims for using only this amount of product for the purchaser′s own internal research. No right under any other patent claim, no right to perform any patented method, and no right to perform commercial services of any kind, including without limitation reporting the results of purchaser′s activities for a fee or other commercial consideration, is conveyed expressly, by implication, or by estoppel. This product is for research use only. Diagnostic uses under Roche patents require a separate license from Roche. Further information on purchasing licenses may be obtained by contacting the Director of Licensing, Applied Biosystems, 850 Lincoln Centre Drive, Foster City, California 94404, USA.
GenomePlex is a registered trademark of Takara Bio USA, Inc.

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.

  • L104310x Single Cell Lysis & Fragmentation Buffer

  • P4850Proteinase K from Tritirachium album, buffered aqueous glycerol solution, for molecular biology, ≥800 units/mL

  • W4502Water, Nuclease-Free Water, for Molecular Biology


Health hazard

Signal Word


Hazard Statements


NONH for all modes of transport

Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

  1. Which document(s) contains shelf-life or expiration date information for a given product?

    If available for a given product, the recommended re-test date or the expiration date can be found on the Certificate of Analysis.

  2. How do I get lot-specific information or a Certificate of Analysis?

    The lot specific COA document can be found by entering the lot number above under the "Documents" section.

  3. Can the amplified Omniplex products resulting from the use of Product WGA4, GenomePlex® Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Kit, be used for TA cloning?

    Yes.  Please ensure that a final extension of 7-30 minutes at 72°C is included after amplification if performing subsequent TA cloning reactions.

  4. Can Product WGA4, GenomePlex® Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Kit, be used with purified DNA?

    Yes. The kit is designed to amplify the small amount of DNA that is present in a single cell (3-5 pg). It will also work with small amounts of purified DNA; we recommend less than 100 pg.

  5. What kinds of cells can be used as starting materials with Product WGA4, GenomePlex® Single Cell Whole Genome Amplification Kit?

    The cell lysis method involves treatment with proteinase K and heat. Most cells will be lysed under these conditions.

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