Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase (5 U/µL)

Catalog number: EP0602

Thermo Scientific™  Related applications: PCR

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Thermo Scientific Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase is a chemically modified recombinant Taq DNA polymerase. The enzyme is inactive at room temperature, avoiding extension of non-specifically annealed primers or primer dimers and providing higher specificity of DNA amplification. The functional activity of the enzyme is restored during a short 4 minute incubation at 95°C. The activated enzyme maintains the same functionality as Taq DNA polymerase. Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase is also available in a master mix format.


• Four minute activation time
• High PCR specificity and sensitivity
• Room temperature PCR set up


• Hot Start PCR
• Routine PCR
• High throughput PCR
• Multiplex PCR
• Genotyping
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Polymerase: Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase
Hot Start: Built-In Hot Start
Fidelity (vs. Taq): 1 X
GC-Rich PCR Performance: Low
Reaction Format: Standalone
Product Overhang: 3'-A
Reaction Speed: Standard
Product Size: 500 units

Contents & storage

• 100 µL Maxima Hot Start Taq DNA Polymerase (5 U/µL)
• 2 x 1.25 mL 10X Hot Start PCR Buffer
• 2 x 1.25 mL 25 mM MgCl2

Store at -20°C.


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