- Description (Brief)
- This silver metal canister once contained DNA-polymerase, an enzyme commonly used in molecular biology. In living organisms, it plays an important role in DNA replication and repair, by helping to speed along the process of linking together nucleotide bases into the chains that make up DNA.
- This particular canister of DNA-polymerase was used in DNA sequencing efforts at the labs at Genentech, a biotechnology company, in the early 1980s.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- date made
- Genentech, Inc.
- place made
- West Germany
- United States: California, South San Francisco
- Physical Description
- potassium phosphate, 50 mmol/l (overall active ingredients)
- dithiothreitol, 0.25 mmol/l (overall active ingredients)
- metal (overall material)
- DNA-polymerase I (large fragment, Klenow enzyme), dissolved in 50% glycerol (v/v) (overall active ingredients)
- overall: 2 7/8 in x 1 1/4 in; 7.3025 cm x 3.175 cm
- ID Number
- accession number
- catalog number
- Credit Line
- Gift of Genentech
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- Medicine and Science: Biological Sciences
- Science & Mathematics
- Biotechnology and Genetics
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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