Gentamycin and G418

Theano Markoulides theano at gecko.biol.wits.ac.za
Wed Feb 22 08:22:00 EST 1995


Hi everybody,

I recently read that gentamycin and G418 (Geneticin) are quite similar in 
nature. If I am transfecting cells which are growing in a medium containing 
gentamycin and I'm inserting a gene which allows selection with G418 - what 
are the chances that the cells I'm left with are the transfected ones ? 

Any comments would be greatly appreciated. 
Many thanks,
Theano.



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