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GenElute Plasmid Maxiprep Kit

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sufficient for 15 purifications

GenElute Plasmid Kit, Gen Elute


sufficient for 15 purifications

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General description

The GenElute Plasmid Maxiprep Kit offers a simple, rapid, and cost-effective method for isolating plasmid DNA from recombinant E. coli cultures. By combining silica-binding technology and the convenience of a spin column format, up to 1.2 mg of plasmid DNA can be recovered from 25-200 ml of Luria Broth (LB) in about 45 minutes. Note that actual yield and optimal volume of culture to use depend on the plasmid and the culture medium.

An overnight recombinant E. coli culture is harvested by centrifugation and subjected to a modified alkaline-SDS lysis procedure followed by adsorption of the DNA onto silica in the presence of high salts. Contaminants are then removed by a spin-wash step. Finally, the bound DNA is eluted in water or Tris-EDTA buffer.

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The recovered plasmid DNA is predominantly in its supercoiled form. There is no visual evidence of genomic DNA or RNA contamination detected by agarose gel electrophoresis. The DNA is ready for immediate use in downstream applications such as restriction digestion, ligation, sequencing, PCR, and transfection.

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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 4 Oral - Eye Irrit. 2 - Met. Corr. 1 - Resp. Sens. 1 - Skin Irrit. 2 - STOT SE 3

Target Organs

Central nervous system

Storage Class Code

8A - Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Han Liu et al.
FEBS letters, 583(14), 2365-2371 (2009-06-24)
The chaperonin GroEL contains two seven-subunit rings, and allosteric signals between them are required to complete the GroEL reaction cycle. For this reason SR1, a mutant of GroEL that forms only single rings, cannot function as a chaperone. Mutations in
Characterisation of mutations in GroES that allow GroEL to function as a single ring.
Liu H
Febs Letters, 583(14), 2365-2371 (2009)
Martina Herrmann et al.
Applied and environmental microbiology, 75(10), 3127-3136 (2009-03-24)
Communities of ammonia-oxidizing archaea (AOA) and bacteria (AOB) in freshwater sediments and those in association with the root system of the macrophyte species Littorella uniflora, Juncus bulbosus, and Myriophyllum alterniflorum were compared for seven oligotrophic to mesotrophic softwater lakes and


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