MycoXpert, Mycoplasma Removal Reagent (50x)

MycoXpert, Mycoplasma Removal Reagent is an antibiotic, which can be added to cell culture media. It is effective against contaminations with Mycoplasma species.
100 ml


MycoXpert is a mycoplasma removal reagent (or mycoplasma removal agent), a highly-efficient antibiotic that can be added to cell culture media. MycoXpert is active at low concentration for a broad range of contaminations with various mycoplasma subspecies. It acts by interference with the DNA replication machinery and thereby inhibiting Mycoplasma growth.

Mycoplasma is a genus of bacteria – the smallest bacteria cell yet to be discovered. Their main characteristic is that they lack a cell wall. Instead, the mycoplasma cell is enclosed by lipoproteins. This makes them resistant to, e.g., β-lactam antibiotics such as penicillin, which target the process of cell wall synthesis.

Mycoplasma, first discovered in 1898, was originally classified as a virus. There are more than 100 known species belonging to the genus Mycoplasma. They are free-living, self-replicating organisms, and when left untreated, can cause great harm to your cell cultures and research data, e.g., diminished cell growth and loss of cultures.

MycoXpert is provided as a 50x concentrate.

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