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Invitrogen™ Bluo-Gal, substrate for β-galactosidase Non-distribution product as customer accommodation. Available on GSA/VA Contract for Federal Government customers only.

Alternative histochemical substrate for β-galactosidase that produces a darker blue color than X-Gal, the more frequently used substrate

Manufacturer:  Invitrogen™ 15519028

Catalog No. 15-519-028

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  • β-galactosidase hydrolyzes bluo-gal to produce a blue precipitate that is insoluble in alcohol and xylenes and is suitable for immunoblotting and immunocytochemical assays
  • Bacteria containing active β-galactosidase produce blue colonies when grown on plates containing bluo-gal
  • Bluo-gal is soluble in dimethylformamide

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Shipping Condition: Room Temperature



Chemical Substrate
Beta-Gal Substrate
Halogenated Indolyl-β-galactoside Substrate
Approved for shipment at Room Temperature or on Wet Ice
Immunoblotting and Immunocytochemical Assays
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