It has been used in tissue culture media. It is used as an additive in culture media for the isolation of group D streptococci on Kanamycin Esculin Azide Agar and for selection of transformed plant cells containing the neomycin phosphotransferase on a kanamycin-medium. It can also be used as a selection agent for cells transformed with kanamycin B resistance gene. It is recommended for use in cell culture applications at 100mg/mL. Kanamycin can be used as a selection agent in several types of isolation media.
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Hazard Statements: H334-H317-H360
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May damage fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P284-P201-P261-P280-P405-P501a
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