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  • SOC Outgrowth Medium


    Add SOC to freshly transformed E. coli cells and incubate for up to 1 hour before plating on selective media.

    1X SOC Outgrowth Medium:
    2% Vegetable Peptone
    0.5% Yeast Extract
    10 mM NaCl
    2.5 mM KCl
    10 mM MgCl2
    10 mM MgSO4
    20 mM Glucose

    Properties and Usage

    Storage Temperature


    Quality Control

    Quality Assurance Statement

    • SOC Medium is tested for sterility and optimal outgrowth of freshly transformed chemically competent and electrocompetent E.coli.


    1. SOC Medium is shipped at 0°C or -80°C. Upon receipt, store at room temperature or 4°C.

    Supporting Documents

    Material Safety Datasheets

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