Role of maleic acid in S aureus transformation

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Tue May 18 01:15:23 EST 2010

Biocompatible buffer that fits to the electroporation buffer? There
was either just no other suitable compound available when the method
was developed? A competitor has a patent on the same method, but is
using PBS?
Just some thoughts


> I need to transform S aureus strain with a plasmid of my interest.
> In the biorad gene pulser protocol booklet, they mention using SMMP
> (sucrose, MgCl2, maleic acid and penassay broth) for reviving the s aureus
> after the electroporation step.
> I was wondering what is the role of maleic acid in this preparation.
> Can it be substituted with anything else?
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