Antibiotics

Antibiotics are low molecular weight secondary metabolites produced by certain strains of bacteria (mainly Bacillus species) and fungi (above all Streptomycetes). At low concentrations, they are either bactericidal by killing other microorganisms or bacteriostatic by reversibly inhibiting growth. The concept of antibiotics includes today also chemically or biochemically synthesized derivatives as well as substances from plants and animals with antibiotic activity. Antibiotics can be classified according to their mechanism of action. The major targets in the cell are:

  • Cell Wall Synthesis
  • Transcription and Replication
  • Protein Synthesis
  • Structure and Function of Cell Membranes

Besides, antibiotics can interact quite specifically in various metabolic pathways.
In research, antibiotics are used in cell culture to prevent the growth of contaminating bacteria, fungi and mycoplasma. In molecular biology, some antibiotics can be used for the selection of resistant cell clones. Due to their specific mechanism of action, antibiotics are also valuable tools in the elucidation of cellular functions.
SERVA's antibiotics program is categorized according to the mechanism of action.



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SERVA Catalog
2019

Product of the Month January:

SERVA HiSens Stain G

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New !

SERVA Catalog
2019

In detail you will find the following new products in catalog 2019:

  • • SERVA TAE Clear G Agarose tablets for practical nucleic acid electrophoresis
  • • Novel enzymes such as recombinant PNGases F as lyophilized powder
  • • High-performance protein A/G magnetic agarose beads
  • • New buffers for molecular and cell biology
  • • SERVA BluePower® power supplies running from 300 Volt to 6000 Volt and from 150 mA to 2 A for gel electrophoresis and blotting
  • • Electrophoresis gel and blot automation: SERVA BlueStain is an innovative device for the treatment of automated gel and blot staining
SERVA Catalog 2019.pdf
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Product of the Month January:

SERVA HiSens Stain G

A fluoresecent dye for nucleic acids

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Certificates of Analysis
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How to find the required certificate of analysis for your product:
In the search, enter the 5-digit article number without additional packaging, i.e. 11404 if you are looking for the AZ for your 500 g-Pack Agarose 11404.02.
Now click on the search result and you will be taken to the product entry. Here you will find the link "Certificate of Analysis", which you follow.
Now select the lot number from the list and download the PDF with a click. Done.

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Western Blotting -
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  • • Molecular Weight Standards
  • • SDS PAGE for Western Blotting
  • • Transfer Membranes and Buffers
  • • Blocking Reagents
  • • Detection Systems
  • • Instruments for Western Blotting
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