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| Pick a gene of interest<br>
 
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Set up a PCR reaction to clone the gene
 
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|Examine the results of the agarose gel electrophoresis
 
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|Restriction enzyme digest of PCR product<br>
 
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Cleanup and ligation into the pPD129.36 vector<br>
 
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Transformation of the isolated plasmid into the BL21 cloning ''E. coli''
 
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Check control and transformation plates for growth - save your transformation plate<br>
 
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Pick 2 L4 hermaphrodite worms of N2 and ''rrf-3'' genotype to 2 RNAi plates for each genotype and make 1 control "mock" plate for each genotype as well ('''6 plates total''')<br>
 
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Revision as of 14:19, 20 August 2012

Wellesley College BISC 219 Genetics

These labs were developed with the help of the Silencing Genomes project of the Dolan DNA Learning Center.

RNAi General Information
Media Recipes
Lab 5: Picking your gene to RNAi
Lab 6: Cloning your gene of interest
Lab 7: Picking your transformant
Lab 8: Plasmid purification and transformation
Lab 9: Induction of bacteria for RNAi
Lab 10: Scoring your worms
Lab 11: Individual Writing Conferences


Schedule of Experiments

Lab # Dates Activity Outside lab time
7 10/19 - 10/25 The night before next lab:
8 11/2 - 11/8 The day after lab:

The night before next lab:

9 11/9 - 11/15 4 days later:
10 11/16 - 11/22
11 11/28 - 12/2
12 12/ - 12/