Smolke:Protocols/Heat Shock Transformation

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**1 tube of thawed chemically competent cells (keep covered in ice at all times)
**1 tube of thawed chemically competent cells (keep covered in ice at all times)
**1-10 uL ligation product
**1-10 uL ligation product
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**1 mL SOC (optional)
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**250 uL SOC
**1 LB plate with appropriate antibiotics
**1 LB plate with appropriate antibiotics
*Procedure
*Procedure
**Add DNA to cells
**Add DNA to cells
**Incubate on ice for 0-20 minutes
**Incubate on ice for 0-20 minutes
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**Heat shock at 42C for 30 seconds
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**Heat shock at 42 °C for 30 seconds
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**Add SOC (optional)
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**Incubate on ice for 2 minutes
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**Incubate on rotator in 37C incubator for 0-60 minutes
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**Add SOC
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**Add to plate
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**Incubate on rotator in 37 °C incubator for 0-60 minutes
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**Plate 50-250 uL

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  • For each sample
    • 1 tube of thawed chemically competent cells (keep covered in ice at all times)
    • 1-10 uL ligation product
    • 250 uL SOC
    • 1 LB plate with appropriate antibiotics
  • Procedure
    • Add DNA to cells
    • Incubate on ice for 0-20 minutes
    • Heat shock at 42 °C for 30 seconds
    • Incubate on ice for 2 minutes
    • Add SOC
    • Incubate on rotator in 37 °C incubator for 0-60 minutes
    • Plate 50-250 uL
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