Taq DNA Polymerase
Functionally tested and has no detectable contaminating endonucleases or exonucleases
E. coli strain expressing a full length, unmodified clone of Taq DNA Polymerase from Thermus aquaticus(1-3).
Taq DNA Polymerase is a thermostable enzyme which has a highly processive 5'→3' polymerase activity and a 5'→3' exonuclease activity. USB Taq is functionally tested and has no detectable contaminating endonucleases or exonucleases. Taq DNA Polymerase withstands repeated incubations at 95°C without a significant decrease in enzyme activity, and is suitable for routine PCR. USB Taq DNA Polymerase is supplied with 10X PCR Buffer plus a separate tube of 25mM MgCl2 for optimizing PCR conditions. Each lot is tested for product yield and length in PCR amplification.
|Figure 1. DNA fragments ranging from 1 kb to 6 kb amplified from λ DNA.|
Free from detectable non-specific nucleases.
20mM Tris-HCl, pH 8.5, 1mM DTT, 0.1mM EDTA, 100mM KCI, 50% glycerol, stabilizers.
One unit incorporates 10 nmol of total nucleotides into acid-insoluble material in 30 min at
74°C in a total volume of 50 μl.
The reaction mixture (50 μl) contains 25mM TAPS, pH 9.3 (at 25°C), 50mM KCl, 2mM MgCl2, 1mM 2-mercaptoethanol, 200μM dNTPs, 250 μg/ml activated salmon sperm DNA and Taq DNA Polymerase. After incubation at 74°C for 10 min, acid insoluble material is determined.
Tested User Friendly Functional Test:
Tested in a standard PCR.
Functionally Tested 10X PCR Reaction Buffer (included, PN 71165):
100mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.6), 500mM KCl, 15mM MgCl2
Functionally Tested MgCl2 (included, PN 71167):
- INNIS, M. A., MYAMBO, K. B., GELFAND, D. H. AND BROW, M. A. (1988) Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. 85, 9436-9440.
- LAWYER, F. C., STOFFEL, S., SAIKI, R. K., MYAMBO, K., DRUMMOND, R. AND GELFAND, D. H. (1989) J. Biol. Chem. 264, 6427-6437.
- INNIS, M. A. AND GEFLAND, D. H. (1990) PCR Protocols: A Guide to Methods and Applications, Academic Press.
- Routine PCR amplification
- Suitable for real time qPCR
Shipped on dry ice. Store at -20°C.