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PCR Amplification

Kits - DNA-free PCR Reagents

Mastermix16SComplete2    A series of kits are especially dedicated to the sensitive and specific detection of bacterial and fungal pathogens in samples. All reagents are manufactured DNA-free with respect to microbial DNA contaminations. Likewise, the reagents are highly active in their amplification performance. DNA-free MolTaq 16S/18S and Hot MolTaq 16S/18S are the Taq DNA polymerases of choice if you experience contamination problems with other standard Taqs. The new developed Hot MolTaq 16S/18S, combines the favourable characters of MolTaq 16S/18S with hot start amplification and thereby increased specificity.  Master mixes contain pre-assembled reagents necessary for PCR, including dNTPs, buffer, Mg2+ (3mM final) and BSA. Mastermix 16S/18S Basic and Mastermix 16S/18S Dye are available for assays using custom primers, Mastermix 16S Primer and Mastermix 16S Complete for universal detection of bacterial DNA, and Mastermix 18S Primer and Mastermix 18S Complete for universal detection of fungal DNA in samples by PCR and Real-Time PCR, respectively. The master mixes are 2.5x concentrated.


Product Overview:

Product Application Quotation Request
MolTaq 16S/18S Taq for bacterial and fungal DNA detection request
Hot MolTaq 16S/18S Hot start Taq for bacterial and fungal DNA detection
Mastermix 16S/18S Basic custom PCR assays
Mastermix 16S/18S Dye custom Real-Time PCR assays
Mastermix 16S Primer eubacterial PCR assay
Mastermix 18S Primer panfungal PCR assay
Mastermix 16S Complete eubacterial Real-Time PCR assay
Mastermix 18S Complete panfungal Real-Time PCR assay



Application Custom primers Eubacterial assays
Panfungal assays

Mastermix 16S/18S Mastermix 16S Mastermix 18S
Basic Dye Primer
MolTaq 16S/18S, buffer, water + + + + + +
dNTPs + + + + + +
Fluorescing dye - + - + - +
Universal 16S primers - - + + - -
Universal 18S primers - - - - + +



DNA-free water is high quality PCR-grade water that is used in the setup of PCR and Real-Time PCR assays demanding high accuracy of analysis. Applications comprise quality control of manufacturing processes in pharma and biotechnology, contamination control of food products, environmental analysis, molecular infection diagnosis, SNP and other hereditary mutation analyses, and research. DNA-free water allows the precise molecular analysis with utmost reliability. This product is manufactured under strict quality control management guaranteeing the absence of human and microbial DNA contamination (<3% false-positive rate).

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DNA-free water, PCR-grade DNA-free water, 10x 1.7ml  request


Sequencing Primers in conjunction with eubacterial PCR assays (Mastermix 16S Primer and Mastermix 16S Complete) and panfungal PCR assays (Mastermix 18S Primer and Mastermix 18S Complete):

Product Content Application Quotation Request
Set of sequencing primers eubacterial SeqGP16 and SeqGN16 (10pmol/µl) sequencing of amplicons request
Sequencing primer panfungal SeqYeast (10pmol/µl) sequencing of amplicons


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Kits - Standard PCR Reagents


A variety of kits are available to meet your needs for high performance PCR amplification in daily routine. MolTaq is the standard Taq DNA polymerase kit supplying PCR buffer (1.5mM MgSO4) and PCR enhancer for high G+C content targets. MolTaq Basic enables optimization of PCR amplification by variation of Mg2+ concentration (basic buffer and extra 100 mM MgCl2 solution). Control of accurate pipetting and direct transfer of the amplification reaction to the gel for analysis is possible using MolTaqRED and MolTaqRED basic, respectively.  


Product Overview:

  Product Content Quotation Request
MolTaq Taq DNA polymerase, buffer (1.5mM MgSO4 final), PCR enhancer request
MolTaq basic Taq DNA polymerase, buffer, 100mM MgCl2, PCR enhancer
MolTaqRED Taq DNA polymerase, buffer (1.5mM MgSO4 final), PCR enhancer, red dye
MolTaqRED basic Taq DNA polymerase, buffer, 100mM MgCl2, PCR enhancer, red dye
Hot MolTaq Hot start Taq DNA polymerase, buffer (1.5mM MgSO4 final), PCR enhancer
Hot MolTaq basic       Hot start Taq DNA polymerase, 100mM MgSO4, PCR enhancer


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References - Standard PCR Reagents

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References - DNA-free PCR Reagents

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Harris KA, Yam T, Jalili S, Williams OM, Alshafi K, Gouliouris T, Munthali P, NiRiain U, Hartley JC (2014) Service evaluation to establish the sensitivity, specificity and additional value of broad-range 16S rDNA PCR for the diagnosis of infective endocarditis from resected endocardial material in patients from eight UK and Ireland hospitals. Eur J Clin Microbiol & Inf Dis, DOI 10.1007/s10096-014-2145-4.

Walsh AM, Sweeney T, O'Shea CJ, Doyle DN, O'Doherty JV (2013) Effect of supplementing varying inclusion levels of laminarin and fucoidan on growth performance, digestibility of diet components, selected faecal microbial populations and volatile fatty acid concentrations in weaned pigs. Animal Feed Sci Tech (in press) doi:10.1016/j.anifeedsci.2013.04.013.

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Peham JR, Grienauer W, Steiner H, Heer R, Vellekoop MJ, Nöhammer C, Wiesinger-Mayr H (2011) Long target droplet polymerase chain reaction with a microfluidic device for high-throughput detection of pathogenic bacteria at clinical sensitivity. Biomed Microdevices (in press); DOI 10.1007/s10544-011-9514-x.

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Standard PCR Reagents

MolTaq  Benefits:
  • Highly active Taq DNA polymerases
  • Suitable for Real-Time PCR
  • Ready-to-use mastermixes
  • Stained PCR reagents for safe pipetting and direct gel loading available
  • PCR enhancer for GC-rich and difficult templates

Molzym’s high quality products for daily routine PCRs comprise a variety of highly active Taq DNA polymerases. The products suit all applications of PCR and Real-Time PCR assays. MolTaq products serve in analyses of SNPs, human, animal and plant genetic markers, molecular epidemiology, molecular ecology as well as animal and plant breeding, food and water quality control, sequencing reactions and gene expression studies.

MolTaq is a highly processive, thermostable Taq DNA polymerase with 5’-3’ exonuclease activity useful for research and routine PCR. Products are available supplying buffer with or without magnesium (1.5mM final concentration). Red dye-containing products, MolTaqRED and MolTaqRED basic support easy gel loading and exclusion of pipetting errors by visualisation of the PCR solution.


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