IGEM:Yale/2010/Notebook/2010/07/06

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More Diagnostics of Ligation Results

  • In order to determine success of ligation attempts 1 and 2, digested the miniprepped plasmids 1A-4A and 1B-9B from 7/5 with XbaI and SpeI and then looked for evidence of two fragments, one at 3.2 kb and the other at 3.6 kb. Reactions were conducted for 2 hours at 37°C, with the following contents for each of the thirteen reactions
Component Volume
Distilled Water 6.4 μL
10x NEB Buffer 42 μL
DNA solution 10 μL
NEB XbaI 0.8 μL
NEB SpeI 0.8 μL
Total 20 μL
  • The diagnostic 1.0% agarose gel was run at 90 V vs. a 1 kb ladder. Each of the thirteen samples gave one diffuse band around 3 kb and no evidence of the 3.6 kb phsABC fragment, so both ligation attempts #1 and #2 were unsuccessful.
    Gel of XbaI and SpeI double digest of plasmids from ligation attempts #1 and #2 Lane 1: 1 kb ladder, Lanes 2-5:1A-4A, Lanes 6-14: 1B-9B
    Gel of XbaI and SpeI double digest of plasmids from ligation attempts #1 and #2 Lane 1: 1 kb ladder, Lanes 2-5:1A-4A, Lanes 6-14: 1B-9B
  • During digestion prepped plasmid samples for sequencing. Each sample contained 3 μL of plasmid soln (average concentration of 96 ng/μL), 2 μL of 4 mM VF2 (forward primer), and 13 μL of distilled water. Intended to follow up with reverse sequencing of more promising samples, but gel results made it a moot point.

Wetlab work for this day is also recorded on pages 47, 49, and 50 in the hard copy lab notebook.

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