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Antibiotic Product Categories
Antibiotics for Mammalian Cell Culture
Use of antibiotics in cell culture minimizes the loss of valuable cells due to contamination.
Antibiotics for Plant Cell Culture
Avoid microorganism infections of plant cell culture and antibiotic-resistance gene selection.
Eukaryotic and bacterial selection antibiotics for antibiotic-resistance gene selection.
Ready-made Antibiotics Solutions
Minimize your exposure to potentially harmful powders, reducing your risk and saving you time.
Top Antibiotic Products
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Immunology and Cell Biology
Learn more about MP Bio’s Cell Culture Medium and Supplements for immunology and cell biology research.
Antibiotics for Cell Culture
Quick reference guide to selecting the right antibiotic for your cell culture experiments.
Antibiotics for Cell Culture and Cell Selection
Antibiotics are biochemicals that can kill or prevent the growth of bacteria. The mechanism of action for each antibiotic varies, but can include disrupting cell wall synthesis, preventing nucleic acid metabolism, disturbing the microorganisms’ ability to synthesize proteins, and disrupting membrane structure. While some antibiotics specifically target gram-positive or gram-negative bacteria, others possess a mechanism of action that is active against both. The major classes of antibiotics include: penicillins, tetracyclines, macrolides, cephalosporins, fluoroquinolones, and aminoglycosides.