Kanamycin is an aminoglycoside antibiotic isolated from Streptomyces kanamyceticus. It is effective against gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria as well as Mycoplasma species. Kanamycin is commonly used to select for bacteria that have been transformed with a kanamycin-resistant gene and plant tissues that have the NPT II (APH3) gene incorporated in them. Kanamycin is very soluble in aqueous solution and is typically used in concentrations of 50-100 µg/ml.
Aminoglycoside antibiotics are composed of amino groups attached to glycosides. They bind the 30s ribosomal subunit, causing misreading of the mRNA sequence and inhibition of translocation. Consequently, protein synthesis is inhibited.
The Kanamycin Monosulfate EZ Pak™ is the fastest and easiest way to make a set amount of sterile kanamycin monosulfate solution. The kit includes pre-weighed kanamycin monosulfate powder, a sterile filter and a sterile container for the filtered solution. No need to calculate, simply add the stated amount of deionized H2O, filter, and pour into the labeled bottle for easy usage. The EZ Pak™ includes high quality GoldBio kanamycin monosulfate and the sterile solution is ready for tissue culture, bacterial media, or any number of uses.
The 25 ml, 50 ml, and 100 ml require the provided vacuum manifold for easy vacuum filtering.