Taq DNA Polymerase is a thermostable DNA Polymerase isolated from an E. coli strain that carries the Taq DNA polymerase gene. Taq DNA Polymerase is the most common polymerase used for PCR*.
ApplicationsThe applications of Taq DNA Polymerase include the following:
FormulationGenScript Taq DNA Polymerase has been formulated using GenScript's proprietary technology. The enzyme can be shipped at room temperature or even 37°C for seven days without any loss of activity.
Unit DefinitionOne unit is defined as the amount of enzyme that can incorporates 10 nmol of dNTP into acid-insoluble material in 30 minutes at 74°C.
10 X Reaction Buffer (with Mg2+)500 mM KCl, 100 mM Tris HCl (pH 9.0 at 25°C), 15 mM MgCl2, 1% Triton X-100
Buffer. This buffer is optimized for use with 200 µM dNTPs.
Note: If the reaction is performed without this buffer, then add 0.1% Triton X-100 (final concentration) to ensure high activity.
Concentration:Taq is delivered in 5 units/µl in 20 mM Tris HCl (pH 8.0), 0.1 mM EDTA, 1 mM DTT, 0.1% Triton X-100 and 50% glycerol.
QC TestsPCR* performance, activity, nuclease
StorageStore the product at -20°C.
* The PCR process is covered by US. Patents Nos. 4683195 and 4683202, issued to Cetus and owned by Hoffman-La Roche Inc. GenScript does not encourage or support the unauthorized use of the PCR process. Use of this product is recommended for persons who either have a license to perform PCR or are not required to obtain a license. Sale of this product is restricted to regions or countries where native Taq DNA polymerase patents have been invalidated.