Invitrogen™

X-Gal

Catalog number:  15520018

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Description

X-Gal (5-bromo-4-chloro-3-indolyl-β-D-galactoside) is a histochemical substrate for β-galactosidase. This substrate yields a blue precipitate upon hydrolysis, making it suitable for use in immunoblotting or immunocytochemical assays. Bacteria containing active β-galactosidase produce blue colonies when grown on plates containing X-Gal. X-Gal is supplied as white crystals and is soluble in dimethylformamide.
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.

Specifications

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

Contents & storage

Contains 1 g of X-Gal, powder