Item number: AS050

Category: Cysteine

In tissue culture, L-Cysteine is used as an anti-oxidative additive in plant culture media or the pretreatment of explants with incised wounds.

Dosage examples
- a solution containing 50 mg/l cysteine can be used to treat explants directly after excision
- 2 mg/l - 40 mg/l cysteine can be added to the culture media (sterile filtration is recommended)

The dosage is typically dependent from the plant species and type of explant.

Synonyms: (R)-2-Amino-3-mercaptopropionic acid
GHS-Pictograms: 07
Molecular weight: 121.16
Sum formula: HSCH2CH(NH2)CO2H
CAS-Number: 52-90-4
GHS signal word: Warning
Hazard Statements: H302
EG-Number: 200-158-2
Hazard statements written: Harmful if swallowed
Solubility in water: 160 g/l at 20 °C
Storage Temperature: 2 - 8 °C

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