Bluo-Gal, substrate for β-galactosidase

Catalog number:  15519028

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Bluo-gal (halogenated indolyl-β-galactoside) is an alternative histochemical substrate for β-galactosidase that produces a darker blue color than X-gal, the more frequently used substrate. β-galactosidase hydrolyzes bluo-gal to produce a blue precipitate that is insoluble in alcohol and xylenes and is suitable for immunoblotting and immunocytochemical assays. Bacteria containing active β-galactosidase produce blue colonies when grown on plates containing bluo-gal. Bluo-gal is soluble in dimethylformamide.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Cell Permeability: Cell-Permeant
Detection Method: Colorimetric
Product Size: 1 g
Substrate: Bluo-gal
Substrate Properties: Chemical Substrate
Substrate Type: Beta-Gal Substrate
Shipping Condition: Approved for shipment at Room Temperature or on Wet Ice

Contents & storage

Store in freezer (-5 to -30°C).


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