Overview

  • Product name
    Magenta-Gal
  • Description
    Chromogenic β-galactosidase substrate.
  • Alternative names
    • 5–6 X-gal
    • Mag-Gal
    • Red-Gal
  • Biological description

    Chromogenic substrate for β-galactosidase producing a red or magenta insoluble product. Used to determine the presence or absence of a cloned DNA insert in bacteria growing on agar plates. Designed to replace X-Gal in blue-white selection of recombinant bacterial colonies with the lac+ phenotype. Lac+ colonies grown in the presence of Magenta-Gal turn an intense red color, allowing for easy differentiation between lac+ and lac- colonies.

Properties

  • Molecular weight
    408.63
  • Chemical structure
    Chemical Structure
  • Molecular formula
    C14H15BrClNO6
  • CAS Number
    93863-88-8
  • Storage instructions
    Store at -20°C. Store under desiccating conditions. The product can be stored for up to 12 months.
  • Solubility overview
    Soluble in DMSO
  • Handling

    Wherever possible, you should prepare and use solutions on the same day. However, if you need to make up stock solutions in advance, we recommend that you store the solution as aliquots in tightly sealed vials at -20°C. Generally, these will be useable for up to one month. Before use, and prior to opening the vial we recommend that you allow your product to equilibrate to room temperature for at least 1 hour.

    Need more advice on solubility, usage and handling? Please visit our frequently asked questions (FAQ) page for more details.

  • Source

    Synthetic

References

This product has been referenced in:
  • Chenaux G & Henkemeyer M Forward signaling by EphB1/EphB2 interacting with ephrin-B ligands at the optic chiasm is required to form the ipsilateral projection. Eur J Neurosci 34:1620-33 (2011). Read more (PubMed: 22103419) »
  • McCutcheon SC  et al. Characterization of a heat resistant beta-glucosidase as a new reporter in cells and mice. BMC Biol 8:89 (2010). Read more (PubMed: 20569471) »

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