Q: Why G418 and not neomycin?

Wolfgang Schechinger wgschech at med.uni-tuebingen.de
Sun May 25 08:03:50 EST 1997

Hi experts!

Why is G418 and not Neomycine itself 
used to selcet for transferred genes 
in eukaryotes 
(using neomycin phosphotransferase 
as marker gene) ? 
Is neomycine not toxic for eukaryotes?

Wolfgang Schechinger         
University of Tuebingen
email: wgschech at med.uni-tuebingen.de


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