Antibiotics/selective agents

We supply a wide range of antibiotics. Application of these antibiotics are

  • Suppressing bacterial, fungal and mould growth in cell cultures.
  • Selective agents in combination with marker genes.

Antibiotics can be produced by various species of micro-organisms or are chemically synthesized. All have the capacity of inhibiting growth of micro-organisms. Most of our antibiotics have been tested for use in cell cultures and have no cytotoxic effects. Some antibiotics have been specially tested for use in plant cell and tissue cultures. If you might have any questions regarding the use of antibiotics, please don’t hesitate to contact us. Since our company has pharmaceutical, biochemical and microbiological knowledge available, we will be able to give you an answer in most cases.

All antibiotics are for laboratory use only.

Not for drug, household or other uses.

There are many antibiotics known and at least as many different modes of antimicrobial action active against more or less definite spectra of bacteria. In their turn bacteria have developed numerous types of resistance mechanisms against all kinds of antibiotics.

Antibiotics can be grouped in several classes such as their molecular mode of action.

In biotechnology the most often used groups are Inhibitors of Bacterial Cell Wall Synthesis and Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis. The first group is mostly used to eliminate bacteria for instance Agrobacterium after transformation. The second group called Inhibitors of Protein Synthesis, such as Kanamycin, is most often used as a selective agent in combination with marker genes.

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