Mycoplasma is the smallest and simplest prokaryote found so far, with a diameter of 0.1-0.3 μm. It can easily pass through the filter membrane and enter the cell culture system. It has various forms such as sphere, rod, filamentous and branching. Usually attached to the surface of the cell membrane, there is no cell wall, so ordinary antibiotics have no effect on it. Mycoplasma contamination is widespread and often underestimated in cell cultures. Mycoplasma contamination can cause many problems, such as changes in cell growth rate, cell morphology, chromosome aberrations, cell membrane antigenicity changes, cell metabolism changes, reduced survival rate after cell resuscitation, and so on, which ultimately leads to inaccurate or incorrect experimental results. Therefore, it is of great significance to clean up mycoplasma contamination in cell culture.
Matters Need Attention
1. This product is for research use only.
2. This product is sterilized by 0.1μm filtration.
3. It is necessary to pay attention to the aseptic operation and avoid the contamination during the culture.