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E.Coli Competent Cells for Plasmid DNA Transformation

Cloning Competent Cell Comparison & Selection Chart

Do you agree that cloning competent cells from other providers are too expensive?

To facilitate your cloning competent cell selection and save you time and money, Civic Bioscience has build a comparison chart with top vending E.Coli cloning competent cells used for plasmid DNA transformation from competitors and from Transgen Biotech (the largest competent cell manufacturer in the world). Civic Bioscience provides high-efficiency, low price, chemically competent cells from Transgen Biotech. Dare to compare and be surprised on how much you can save on your competent cells used in your cDNA cloning or library construction experiments!


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Choose on the E.Coli Competent Cell you Wish to Compare

DH5a      |     Top10     |     Stbl3     |      Gateway ccdB     |      XL1-Blue     |      XL10-Gold     |      MACH1-T1     |     dam-/dcm-

Library Efficiency DH5a®

18263-012
225$ /ml (5 x 0.2 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F- Φ80lacZΔM15 Δ(lacZYA-argF) U169 recA1 endA1 hsdR17 (rk-, mk+) phoA supE44 λ-thi-1 gyrA96 relA1
  • Shipping fee: not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

MAX Efficiency DH5a®

18258-012
334$ /ml (5 x 0.2 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype : F- Φ80lacZΔM15 Δ(lacZYA-argF) U169 recA1 endA1 hsdR17 (rk-, mk+) phoA supE44 λ-thi-1 gyrA96 relA1
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

NEB 5-alpha Competent

C2987H
235$ /ml (20 x 0,05 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype : glnV44Φ80 Δ(lacZ)M15 Δ(argF-lacZ)U169 recA1 endA1 phoA fhuA2 gyrA96 hsdR17 thi-1 relA1
  • Shipping fee : 0$ if ordered online
  • No extra promotion

One Shot® TOP10 Chem. Competent E. coli

C404003
531$ /ml (20 x 0,05 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency : > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype : F- mcrA Δ( mrr-hsdRMS-mcrBC) Φ80lacZΔM15 ΔlacX74 recA1 araD139 Δ(ara-leu)7697 galU galK rpsL (StrR) endA1 nupG
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

NEB 10-beta Comp. E.coli

C3019H
278$ /ml (20 x 0,05 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: rph spoT1 Δ(mrr-hsdRMS-mcrBC) ϕ80d lacZΔM15/fhuAΔlacX74 recA1 relA1 endA1 araΔ139 Δ(ara-leu)7697 galK16 galE15 rpsL e14- (StrR) nupG
  • Shipping fee: 0$ if ordered online
  • No extra promotion

XL1-Blue® Competent Cells

200249
157$ /ml (5 x 0,2 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: recA1 endA1 gyrA96 thi-1 hsdR17 supE44 (rk-,mk+), relA1 lac [F’ proAB lacIqZΔM15 Tn10 (TetR)]
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

NEB 5-alpha F Iq Competent E.coli

C2992H
235$ /ml (20 x 0,05 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency : > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype : recA1 endA1 gyrA96  relA1 thi-1 hsdR17 F´ proAB lacIq ∆(lacZ)M15 zzf:Tn10 (TetR)/ fhuA2∆(argF-lacZ)U169 phoA glnV44 Φ80Δ(lacZ)M15
  • Shipping fee : 0$ if ordered online
  • No extra promotion

XL10-Gold® Competent Cells

200315
286$ /ml (10 x 100 ul)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: TetRΔ(mcrA)183 Δ(mcrCB-hsdSMR-mrr)173 endA1 supE44 thi-1 recA1 gyrA96 relA1 lacHte [F′ proAB lacIqZΔM15 Tn10 (TetR) Amy CamR]
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

XL2-Blue® Ultracompetent Cells

200150
290$ /ml (10 x 100 ul)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: TetRΔ(mcrA)183 Δ(mcrCB-hsdSMR-mrr)173 endA1 supE44 thi-1 recA1 gyrA96 relA1 lacHte [F′ proAB lacIqZΔM15 Tn10 (TetR) Amy CamR]
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

One Shot® Mach1™ T1 Phage-Resistant Chem. Competent E. coli

C862003
546$ /ml (20 x 0.05 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F-φ80(lacZ)ΔM15 ΔlacX74 hsdR(rk-, mk+) ΔrecA1398 endA1 tonA
  • Note: T1 & T5 phage resistant
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

NEB Turbo Competent E.coli

C2984H
312$ /ml (20 x 0.05 ml)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F’ proA+B+ lacIq ∆lacZM15/fhuA2  ∆(lac-proAB) glnV galK16 galE15  R(zgb-210::Tn10) TetS endA1 thi-1 ∆(hsdS-mcrB)5
  • Note: T1 phage resistant only
  • Shipping fee : 0$ if ordered online
  • No extra promotion

One Shot® Stbl3™ Chemically Competent E. coli

C7373-03
525$ /ml (20 x 50 ul)
  • Transformation efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F- mcrB mrr hsdS20(rB-, mB-) recA13 supE44 ara-14 galK2 lacY1 proA2 rpsL20 (StrR) xyl-5 λ-leu mtl-1
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • No extra promotion

NEB Stable Competent E.coli

C3040H
292$ /ml (20 x 0.05 ml)
  • Transformation efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F’ proA+B+ lacIq ∆(lacZ)M15 zzf::Tn10 (TetR) ∆(ara-leu) 7697 araD139 fhuA ∆lacX74 galK16 galE15 e14-  Φ80d lacZ∆M15 recA1 relA1 endA1 nupG rpsL (StrR) rph spoT1 ∆(mrr-hsdRMS-mcrBC)
  • Shipping fee : 0$ if ordered online
  • No extra promotion

One Shot® ccdB Survival™ 2 T1R Competent Cells

A10460
728$ /ml (2x 10 x 50 ul)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F-mcrA Δ(mrr-hsdRMS-mcrBC) Φ80lacZΔM15 ΔlacX74 recA1 araΔ139 Δ(ara-leu)7697 galU galK rpsL (StrR) endA1 nupG fhuA::IS2
  • Note: Use for Gateway® cloning
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.
  • Note: A10460 is sold at 364$ for a total of 500 ul.

One Shot® INV110 Chem. Competent E. coli

C7171-03
598$ /ml (20 x 50 ul)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: F´ {traΔ36 proAB lacIq lacΔM15} rpsL (StrR) thr leu endA thi-1 lacY galK galT ara tonA tsx dam dcm supE44 Δ(lac-proAB) Δ(mcrC-mrr)102::Tn10 (TetR)
  • Shipping fee : not clear, may depend on your location.

dam-/dcm- Competent E.coli

C2925H
291$ /ml (20 x 50 ul)
  • Transfo. efficiency: > 1 x 10cfu/ug
  • Genotype: ara-14 leuB6 fhuA31 lacY1 tsx78 glnV44 galK2 galT22 mcrA dcm-6 hisG4 rfbD1 R(zgb210::Tn10) TetS endA1 rspL136 (StrR) dam13::Tn9 (CamR) xylA-5 mtl-1 thi-1 mcrB1 hsdR2
  • Shipping fee : 0$ is purchased online

* Transgen Biotech competent cells are distributed by Civic Bioscience Limitée in Canada.

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