Kit for cloning DNA, Europe, 1987

Made:
1987 in Europe
maker:
Amersham International plc

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An inactive DNA cloning kit. Full view, black, matt background.
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Two inactive M13 cloning kits for production of single stranded template DNA by Amersham International plc, 1987

M13 is a bacteriophage – a virus that infects certain types of bacteria – which contains a single strand of DNA. Sold for laboratory use only, this now inactive M13 kit was used to clone a single strand of DNA. As DNA normally exists elsewhere as a double helix structure, this single strand or template acts as a master copy and is used to generate DNA replication. The kit was made by Amersham International plc.

Details

Category:
Biochemistry
Object Number:
1987-1212
type:
cloning kit
credit:
Amersham International plc
status:
Permanent collection

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