β-Glucuronidase Reporter Gene Staining Kit

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 kit sufficient for 100 histochemical assays

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dry ice

storage temp.


General description

Kit is used to anaylze β glucuronidase (E.coli GUS gene) expression in transformed plants.


The E. coli GUS gene is extensively used to analyze gene expression in transformed plants. Plants have low intrinsic GUS activity, and the E. coli gene is quite stable in plant cells. As a tag, GUS remains active at the N-terminus of fusion proteins.

Kit is suitable for biochemical activity assays, immunological assays and histochemical staining of tissue and cells.

Features and Benefits

  • Histochemical staining of plant tissues expressing the E. coli GUS enzyme
  • Ideally suited to plant expression studies due to very low GUS activity in plants and high enzyme stability
  • GUS does not interfere with plant cell function or viability

Other Notes

The substrate used in this kit is X-GlcA (5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl β-D-glucuronide) which results in an insoluble indigo-blue precipitate in transfected cells and tissues.

Kit Components Also Available Separately

Product No.

  • F24222× Fixation buffer 25 mL

  • X-GlcA 1 mL/vial

  • R6147Reagent A 50 mL

  • R6272Reagent B 200 μL

  • R6397Reagent C 200 μL

Hazard Statements

Precautionary Statements


NONH for all modes of transport

WGK Germany


Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Li-Ling Lin et al.
International journal of molecular sciences, 14(7), 14270-14286 (2013-07-11)
Brassinosteroids (BRs) are endogenous plant hormones and are essential for normal plant growth and development. MicroRNAs (miRNAs) of Arabidopsis thaliana are involved in mediating cell proliferation in leaves, stress tolerance, and root development. The specifics of BR mechanisms involving miRNAs...
C-M Cheng et al.
Cancer gene therapy, 15(6), 393-401 (2008-03-29)
Increasing the specificity of chemotherapy may improve the efficacy of cancer treatment. Toward this aim, we developed a strain of bacteria to express enzymes for selective prodrug activation and non-invasive imaging in tumors. beta-glucuronidase and the luxCDABE gene cluster were...
Kuo-Hsiang Chuang et al.
Bioconjugate chemistry, 17(3), 707-714 (2006-05-18)
Combination therapy can help overcome limitations in the treatment of heterogeneous tumors. In the current study, we examined whether multiple therapeutic agents could be targeted to anti-dansyl single-chain antibodies (DNS scFv) that were anchored on the plasma membrane of cancer...
R A Jefferson
Nature, 342(6251), 837-838 (1989-12-14)
The GUS reporter gene system is already a powerful tool for the assessment of gene activity in transgenic plants. Further developments may lead to routine in vivo analysis and fusion genetics.
R A Jefferson et al.
The EMBO journal, 6(13), 3901-3907 (1987-12-20)
We have used the Escherichia coli beta-glucuronidase gene (GUS) as a gene fusion marker for analysis of gene expression in transformed plants. Higher plants tested lack intrinsic beta-glucuronidase activity, thus enhancing the sensitivity with which measurements can be made. We...

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