TBE Buffer 10X

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351-001-151 10 L $442.35


TBE (TRIS Borate EDTA) is often used in procedures involving nucleic acids, the most common being electrophoresis in molecular biology. Tris-acid solutions are effective buffers for slightly basic conditions, which keep DNA deprotonated and soluble in water.

  • Used both as a running buffer and as a gel preparation buffer
  • Filtered through a 0.22 µm membrane
  • DNase, RNase, and Protease tested


EDTA is a chelator of divalent cations, particularly of magnesium (Mg2 ). As these ions are necessary co-factors for many enzymes, including contaminant nucleases, the role of the EDTA is to protect the nucleic acids against enzymatic degradation. But Mg2 is also a co-factor for many useful DNA-modifying enzymes such as restriction enzymes and DNA polymerases.

TBE Buffer, 1X is used for DNA electrophoresis. TBE Buffer, 0.5X is used for electrophoresis onto DEAE cellulose membrane. TBE Buffer, 2X is used for polyacrylamide and agarose electrophoresis. TBE is also used for other nucleic acid electrophoresis procedures such as Northern and Southern blots.


Storage Conditions: 15 to 30°C

Shipping Condition: ambient temperature

Sterile Filtered

DNase, RNase, and Protease Tested

Product and/or packaging contains recycled/renewable content Product and/or packaging is recyclable or reduces waste Product and/or packaging is safer to human and environmental health

Harmonization Code: 3822.00.5090


Max Shelf Life: 36 months

Additional information

Weight 416 oz
Dimensions 10 × 12 × 10 in
Vendor Number


Unit Quantity

10 L

Product Manufacturer

Quality Biological