BioCurious: DIY Ultrasonic Transformation

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==Procedure==
==Procedure==

Revision as of 21:14, 18 March 2013

Contents

Overview

Experiment: Transform HB101 Strain with pGlo plasmid using ultrasound device

Materials

For an XX μL transformation:

Equipment: Off-the-shelf Ultrasonic Jewellery cleaning box with about 1L bath Strains DNA reagent in Dark Glass flat bottom tubes 5 mL with Plastic Caps

Sonicator Essentials: 42 KHz 35 watt peak 20 sq cm transducer area in center of bath Bath filled with tap water at room temperature

Procedure

  1. In a PCR tube, mix the components on ice in the order they are listed above.
  2. Perform thermocycling program
    1. 95 °C 5 min
    2. 95 °C 30 s
    3. TH 30 s
    4. 72 °C 1 min for each 1 kb PCR product
    5. Repeat steps 2-4 a total of 12-36 times (24 is standard).
    6. 72 °C 5 min
    7. 12 °C hold

Notes

Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Happy to have your input!

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References

Relevant papers and books

  1. Goldbeter, A and Koshland, DE (1981) - Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 78(11) 6840-4 PMID 6947258
  2. Jacob, F and Monod, J J (1961) - Mol Biol 3(3) 318-56 PMID 13718526
  3. Ptashne, M (2004) Genetic Switch: Phage Lambda Revisited - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ISBN 0879697164

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