It all starts with a question that is based on specific observations and/or measurement:
- What is the structure of the DNA?
A hypothesis is developed:
- DNA has a helical structure.
Predictions are made that determine the consequences of the hypothesis:
- If the structure of DNA is helical, X-ray diffraction pattern should be shaped like an X.
Subsequently, experiments are designed to test the hypothesis and predictions:
- The famous Photo 51 showed an X-shape.
This entire process requires a large amount of resources and time can often be a limiting factor.
That is why Eurofins Genomics provides extremely quick and highly flexible Sanger sequencing, so researchers can concentrate on all the other aspects.
Mycoplasma are bacteria that pose a major problem in cell cultures! They can alter the properties of cells (gene expression) that could lead to incorrect data interpretation, non-reproducible results and even misleading publications.
Mycoplasma are resistant to most antibiotics.
Mycoplasma are invisible under the light microscope.
Mycoplasma attach to cells, grow fast and compete for nutrient with the cells.
The only solution is to regularly test your cell culture for Mycoplasma contamination. With our ISO17025 accredited Mycoplasmacheck, you can prevent:
The loss of cells and entire cell cultures and products
The loss of research time and money
Additionally, Mycoplasma contaminations are a biosafety concern.
Test our Mycoplasmacheck for FREE and receive the test results for your cell line online within 48 hours after sample receipt.
Learn more about Mycoplasma in our material and methods section: Mycoplasma Contamination and Mycoplasma – A nearly unrecognisable contaminant with a high impact.