X-S digest of KaiA/B and RFP BioBrick plasmid
We performed X-S digests of KaiA/B and the RFP BioBrick plasmids. There were 6 digests in total: LC3A KaiA, LC3A KaiB, LC3B KaiA, LC3B KaiB, RFP #3, and RFP #4 (RFP numbers refer to the 4 minipreps we did yesterday).
- 20 µL DNA
- 2.5 µL Buffer 2 (from NEB)
- 0.25 µL BSA (100x)
- 0.5 µL XbaI enzyme
- 0.5 µl SpeI enzyme
- 1.25 µL H2O
Incubate for 2 hours at 37C, heat inactivate for 20 minutes at 80C, hold at 4C.
Gel images from yesterday's mutagenic PCR
Gel images from yesterday's "all" PCR
Phosphotase treatment of KaiA/B and RFP BioBrick plasmid digestions
After completing the X-S digests, we added 1 µL alkaline phosphatase to each digestion and incubated for 1 hour at 37C.
Update: This was a mistake, I wasn't supposed to add phosphatase to KaiA and KaiB. We will redo the KaiA/B digests.
Reinoculation of PCC 7942 flask from frozen stock
Our PCC 7942 liquid cultures are now more than 2 weeks old, so we reinoculated a new flask from frozen stock so we have a fresh supply of cyanobacteria.
Gel purification of KaiA/B and RFP BioBrick plasmid
We gel-purified KaiA/B and the RFP BioBrick plasmids after digesting them and treating them with phosphotase. Gel image to the left.
Gel extraction of BioBrick backbone
We excised the 2kb fragments from lanes 6 and 7 above. They're sitting in the 4C refrigerator waiting to be purified.