IPTG

Sergey V. Orlov Serge at serge.stud.pu.ru
Sat Sep 23 05:00:50 EST 1995


>
>Could anyone explain why we use IPTG instead of lactose in the induction of
>the lac promoter? I know we use lactose in the Mac Conkey agar plate.
>

Because IPTG is not hydrolysed by lacZ, and, therefore, its concentration
is not decreased during induction.
Sincerely, Serge Orlov
e-mail: serge at serge.stud.pu.ru




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