The Gibson Assembly method allows you to assemble multiple DNA parts in just 2 steps.
In the first step, 20 basepair overlaps are added to the sequences to be assembled:
In the second step, the PCR products are added to the Gibson Assembly Mix:
For a 50 μL PCR reaction:
- 35 μL H2O
- 5 μL 10X PCR buffer
- 5 μL 2mM dNTPs (each)
- 1.5 μL 50mM MgCl2
- 1 μL 50μM sense primer
- 1 μL 50μM antisense primer
- 1 μL 5nM DNA template
- 0.5 μL TAQ DNA polyermerase
- In a PCR tube, mix the components on ice in the order they are listed above.
- Perform thermocycling program
- 95 °C 5 min
- 95 °C 30 s
- TH 30 s
- 72 °C 1 min for each 1 kb PCR product
- Repeat steps 2-4 a total of 12-36 times (24 is standard).
- 72 °C 5 min
- 12 °C hold
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Relevant papers and books
- Gibson, DG, Young L, Chuang RY, Venter JC, Hutchison CA, Smith HO (2009) - Nature Methods 6(5) 343-5 PMID 19363495
- René at rene.davis at asu dot edu
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