NanoBio: Restriction Digest

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Materials

  • Fermentas FastDigest enzymes & 10x FastDigest buffer
    • EcoRI catalog #FD0274, XbaI catalog #FD0684, SpeI catalog #FD1254, PstI catalog #FD0614
  • Calf alkaline phosphatase, Fisher catalog #50811712(aka NEB catalog #M0290S) or Fermentas catalog #EF0341
  • Qiagen PCR purification kit

Digestion & de-phosphorylation of plasmids using Fermentas FastDigest Enzymes

  1. Mix:
    • up to 1 ug plasmid DNA (typically this is ~1/10 of the total elution volume of a mini-prep from a 5 mL overnight culture)
    • 3 µL 10x FastDigest buffer
    • distilled water to 30 µL total volume
    • 1 µL enzyme 1 (1 Fast Digest unit/µL)
    • 1 µL enzyme 2 (1 Fast Digest unit/µL)
    • 1 µL calf intestinal alkaline phosphatase (CIP) (10 units/µL)
  2. Incubate at least an hour in a metal block at 37 °C.
  3. Purify plasmid using Qiagen's PCR product purification kit.

Digestion of plasmids using Fermentas FastDigest Enzymes

  1. Mix:
    • up to 1 ug plasmid DNA (typically this is ~1/10 of the total elution volume of a mini-prep from a 5 mL overnight culture)
    • 2 µL 10x FastDigest buffer
    • distilled water to 20 µL total volume
    • 1 µL enzyme 1 (1 Fast Digest unit/µL)
    • 1 µL enzyme 2 (1 Fast Digest unit/µL)
  2. Incubate at least 5 minutes in a metal block at 37 °C.
  3. Purify digested insert & plasmid using PCR product purification kit.

Here you can find instructions for NEB Restriction Digest.

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