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DirectLoad 1 kb DNA Ladder

ready-to-use marker for DNA electrophoresis


Quality Level




100 uses


suitable for electrophoresis (DNA)

storage temp.


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General description

Sigma′s DirectLoad 1 kb Ladder contains 11 fragments consisting of 500 bp repeats from 0.5 to 3 kb, 1 kb repeats from 3 to 6 kb, and 2 kb repeats from 6 to 10 kb. For NA electrophoresis, 5 ul of the marker can be loaded directly into a single lane on an agarose or polyacrylamide gel. Suitable for use in Northern and Southern blotting.


Suitable for size determination of dsDNA by DNA electrophoresis with either agarose or polyacrylamide gels.

Features and Benefits

  • Ready-to-load
  • Easy-to-use
  • Popular band sizes


Sigma′s DirectLoad 1kb Ladder is provided in a gel-loading solution of 2.5% Ficoll (Type 400), 0.0125% bromophenol blue, and 0.00625% xylene cyanol.

Other Notes

Contains 11 fragments consisting of 500 bp repeats from 0.5 to 3 kb, 1 kb repeats from 3 to 6 kb and 2 kb repeats from 6 to 10 kb.
For optimal resolution, the recommended agarose gel concentration is 0.75%.

Legal Information

DirectLoad is a trademark of Sigma-Aldrich Co. LLC


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Hazard Classifications

Carc. 1B - Skin Sens. 1

Storage Class Code

6.1D - Non-combustible, acute toxic Cat.3 / toxic hazardous materials or hazardous materials causing chronic effects



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Certificate of Analysis

Certificate of Origin

Aron M Geurts et al.
Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.), 597, 211-225 (2009-12-17)
The genetic dissection of physiological and pathological traits in laboratory model organisms is accelerated by the ability to engineer loss-of-function mutations at investigator-specified loci. This chapter describes the use of zinc-finger nucleases (ZFNs) for the targeted disruption of endogenous rat...


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