Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α by Zymo Research

Manufacturer Zymo Research  |   Model: T3007
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Mix & Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5a can be used for general cloning, blue-white screening, plasmid isolation.


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Average Rating: 4.9
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Easy to use, great results.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area: Gene Editing

"I used the Zymo competent cells for my transformation experiments and they worked very well! Very easy to use, and preparation takes a very short amount of time. You don’t need to use complicated steps, just add the DNA, wait for a few seconds and you are ready to go! Zymo always makes sure that their products are very useful and easy to use. As a researcher, I am very satisfied with their products and I highly recommend them."

Review date: 17 Jul 2020 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2019

  • Organization: University of Chicago



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Efficient and economical resource for any molecular biology laboratory.
Rating: 4.7

  • Application Area:Recombinant DNA

"Mix & Go! Competent Cells - DH5 Alpha are a great resource. Extremely economical particular when purchased in the 96 tube format. We have had great success with them, we routinely use them for recombination reactions as well as most routine cloning and molecular biology applications. The only potential drawback is that it can be very difficult to separate the tubes to simply use a single aliquot. We have resorted to using scissors to separate the tubes from one another."

Review date: 21 Jun 2020 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2020

  • Organization: University of California, San Diego



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Great results, low cost.
Rating: 4.3

  • Application Area:Plasmid production

"Good results, always get a good number of transformed colonies. Really easy to use, and you can't beat the price."

Review date: 05 Jun 2020 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Michigan State University



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it saves time and money and it really works!
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Plasmid transformation

"I chose this kit because it was regularly used by the people at Addgene.com. It is really easy to make and the transfection efficiency is higher than what I would get from the homemade competent cells. The feature that I like the most about this kit is that it takes less than 5 min to perform the whole transformation procedure (with ampicillin as a selection marker) instead of a regular 1.30 H!"

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Tennessee Health Science Center



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Great transformation ratio.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Transformation

"It is easy to use and effective. The quality is good."

Review date: 29 Jul 2016 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Missouri S&T



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Inexpensive, easy to use and reliable competent cells.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Routine transformations

"We have had great luck using Mix& Go Competent Cells for all our routine transformations. The price is very reasonable and made it easy to change from using homemade competent cells to using commercially made. This saves us time and energy and has vastly increased the reliability of our work."

Review date: 28 Jul 2016 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: Caltech



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Worth the price
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:DNA transformation

"Great transformation efficiency, save so much time from the traditional transformation protocol, awesome price and last forever. Thanks!"

Review date: 21 Jul 2016 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: UCSF



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The fastest competent cells
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cells for plasmid cloning

"Revolutionary! No need to care for the delicate transfection of your E.coli, Mix&Go has shorten the process from 2h to 5min. Simply add a few microliters of your plasmid on ice, wait 5min, Voila!"

Review date: 21 Jul 2016 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
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  • Member since: 2016

  • Organization: University of Florida, Nematology & Entomology



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Great value for a great cost.
Rating: 5.0

  • Application Area:Cloning recombinant DNA for sequencing

"We use these cells as a part of our augmentation for sequencing. They are reliably competent, pun intended. The price is lower per unit and service with Zymo always makes re-ordering easier. We use cloning vectors from another company but will be experimenting with Zymo's vectors soon to see if we can just get the whole process done from one low reliable kit. Cells come in a big vat so defrosting over ice and refreezing in single use quantities is pretty easy. But still an extra step."

Review date: 13 Jul 2016 | Mix& Go Competent Cells-Strain Zymo 5α
The Mix & Go E. coli strains are premade, chemically competent cells for simple and highly efficient DNA transformation. Mix & Go E. coli cells are made chemically competent by a method that completely eliminates the need for heat shocking and related procedures. For transformation, simply mix DNA with cells and then spread onto solid medium − Mix & Go! The premade Mix & Go competent cells are highly efficient (> 108 transformants / µg pUC19) and can be used for cloning, sub-cloning, PCR fragment cloning, library construction, etc. Premade Mix & Go competent cells strain Zymo 5α are supplied as a pack of 10 convenient single use aliquots, as a 96-tube rack with removable 8-tube strips, or as a 96-well PCR plate for your high-throughput transformation needs.