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Taq DNA polymerase 1.1

Description

This product is a modification of Taq DNA polymerase Unis (Cat. No. T 037-T 039). Difference between these two products rely in lower concentration of the polymerase (1 U/µl) , which makes easier pipetting of the enzyme. Furthermore, the enzyme is supplied with 10x concentrated PCR Blue buffer. This buffer contains ammonium sulfate, which contributes to broader tolerance of MgCl2 and lower production of nonspecific enzymes.

Taq DNA polymerase

  • Taq DNA polymerase is a thermostable enzyme isolated from Thermus aquaticus. The enzyme catalyzes synthesis of complementary DNA strand in the 5’->3’ direction and also possesses a 5’->3’ exonuclease activity. During amplification of DNA fragments, Taq polymerase adds at 3’ end an adenosine overhang. This can be utilized for cloning of PCR-generated DNA fragments. Advantage of the enzyme is its high processivity (amplification of 1000 base pairs takes < 1 min). Disadvantage of the enzyme is that it lacks a 3’->5’ exonuclease proofreading activity and this accounts for high error rate [about 1 error to 105 - 106 base pairs (bps)]. The major usage of the enzyme is in diagnostic analysis  for amplification of DNA fragments up to 5000 bps.

Technical data

Components and packaging

  • Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 is supplied at a concentration 1 U/µl. Basic packaging is 1 tube with 500 U/500 µl (T112), 5 tubes with 500 U/500 µl (T113) or 10 tubes with 500 U/500 µl (T114).
  • Each tube of Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 is accompanied by a tube with 10x concentrated PCR Blue buffer containing MgCl2 (1.5 ml). If different concentration of MgCl2 is required, a tube with 10x concentrated PCR Blue buffer without MgCl2 (1.5 ml) and a tube with 25 mM MgCl2 (0.5 ml) should be ordered (Cat. No. T059).

Storage

  • At temperature -20oC ± 5°C. Material can be repeatedly defrosted.

Composition

  • Storage buffer: 20 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0 at 25oC), 100 mM KCl, 0.1 mM EDTA, 1 mM DTT, 0.5% Nonidet P-40, 0.5% Tween 20, 50% glycerol.
  • 10x PCR Blue Buffer: 750 mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.8 (at 25oC), 200 mM (NH4)2SO4 , 1% Tween 20, 25 mM MgCl2.

Activity

  • One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme, which catalyzes incorporation of 10 nmol dNTPs within 30 min at 72oC into trichloracetic acid precipitable material. Reaction conditions are as follow: 10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.8 at 25oC), 50 mM KCl, 0.1% Triton X-100, 1.5 mM MgCl2, 200 µM dATP, dCTP, dGTP and [α-32P]dTTP, 50 µg/ml denatured cDNA, 0.5 µM primer and 0.2 – 0.5 U of enzyme in the volume of 50 µl.

Purity and quality control

  • Purity of Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 is tested by SDS-PAGE. Enzyme migrates as a major band of 94 kDa. Material is nuclease free.
  • Each batch of Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 is tested for its ability to amplify DNA fragment from mammalian genomic DNA by PCR. The results are verified by electrophoresis in agarose gel in the presence of ethidium bromide; only DNA band of the expected size is present.

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Cat. No. Product name and specification Amount Price
T112 Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 500 U 62.08 EUR
T113 Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 5x 500 U 248.33 EUR
T114 Taq DNA polymerase 1.1 10x 500 U 434.58 EUR
E101a PCR Enhancer together with 1000U of polymerases 1 ml 0 EUR