Luciferase genes from the North American firefly (Photinus pyralis) and from other beetles are commonly used as light-emitting reporters in cellular and animal models. VivoGlo™ Luciferin is the potassium salt of d-luciferin, the firefly luciferase substrate capable of generating light when a suitable model is used. Product integrity is ensured by packaging most products in amber vials with septa as well as offering ease of dilution and use for imaging experiments. VivoGlo™ Luciferin is packaged with fine tolerances to minimize the need to weigh substrates.
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