One Shot® Mach1™ T1 Phage-Resistant Chemically Competent E. coli

Catalog number: C862003

Invitrogen™  Related applications: Transformation

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One Shot® Mach1™ T1 Phage-Resistant Chemically Competent E. coli are the fastest growing chemically competent cells currently available (see figure). Doubling time is approximately 50 minutes, compared to >74 minutes for other cloning strains. Mach1™ colonies are clearly visible within eight hours of plating the transformation mix, enabling you to plate and pick colonies the same day. Perform mini-preps after only 4 hours of growth from an overnight colony—saving an entire day in your experiments. The fast-growing Mach1™ T1R strain:

• Minimizes nonspecific recombination in cloned DNA (recA)
• Offers resistance to T1 and T5 phage (tonA)
• Yields cleaner preparations of DNA and better results in downstream applications due to the elimination of nonspecific digestion by Endonuclease I (endA1)
• Provides efficient transformation of unmethylated DNA from PCR amplifications (hsdR)
• Allows blue/white screening of recombinant clones (lacZΔM15)

Two formats to choose from
• The convenient One Shot® format provides single-use, 50-µL aliquots that eliminate efficiency-zapping, freeze-thaw cycles and money wasted on unused cells
• The MultiShot™ StripWell format allows rapid, high-throughput transformation in a 96-well stripwell plate, which allows you to perform as few or as many transformations as you need without wasting reagents
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Competent Cell Type: Chemically Competent
Species: E. coli
Format: One Shot
Transformation Efficiency: > 1x10^9
Bacterial or Yeast Strain: Mach1™
Fast Growth: Yes
Product Size: 20 x 50 µL
Blue-White Screening: Yes
Cloning Unstable DNA: Not Suitable for cloning unstable DNA
Reduces Recombination: Yes
Cloning Methylated DNA: No
Improves Plasmid Quality: Yes
Propagating ccdB Vectors: Not for ccdB vector propagation
F' Episome (to make ssDNA): Lacks F' Episome
Preparing Unmethylated DNA: Not Suitable for preparing unmethylated DNA
T1 Phage - Resistant (tonA): Yes
High Throughput Compatibility: Not High Throughput-Compatible (Manual)
Shipping Condition: Dry Ice

Contents & storage

• One Shot® Mach1™-T1R Chemically Competent E. coli: 21 vials, 50 µl each
• pUC19 DNA (10 pg/µl): 1 vial, 50 µl
• S.O.C. medium: 1 bottle, 6 ml

Store Competent Cells at -80°C. Store pUC19 DNA at -20°C. Store SOC Medium at 4°C or at room temperature.


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