pCambia1201 Plant Expression Vector

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Vector contains hygromycin B resistance for plant selection, chloramphenicol resistance for bacterial selection and gusA reporter gene.

The pCambia vector backbone is derived from the pPZP vectors. The pCambia1201 vector offers:

  •   -high copy number in E.coli for high DNA yields
  •   -pVS1 replicon for high stability in Agrobacterium
  •   -small size
  •   -restriction sites for modular plasmid modifications and small but adequate polylinkers for introducing DNA of interest
  •   -bacterial selection with chloramphenicol
  •   -plant selection with hygromycin B
  •   -simple means to construct translational fusions to gusA reporter genes

Plant selection genes in the pCambia vectors are driven by a double-enhancer version of the CaMV35S promoter and terminated by the CaMV35S polyA signal. Reporter genes feature a hexa-Histidine tag at the C-terminus to enable simple purification on immobilized metal affinity chromatography resins.

This vector contains a fully functional gusA reporter construct for simple and sensitive analysis of gene function or presence in regenerated plants by GUS assay. The construct uses E.coli gusA with an intron (from the castor bean catalase gene) inside the coding sequence to ensure that expression of glucuronidase activity is derived from eukaryotic cells, not from expression by residual A.tumefaciens cells. This vector is suitable for insertion of other genes of interest containing their own promoter and terminator. Researchers can excise the gusA gene and insert their own gene of interest in its place or use this vector to create fusions of gusA with their gene of interest. This vector contain the pUC18 polylinker-lacZa.

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SKU M1589
Unit Size 20ug
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