# Corum:Digestion

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## Overview

Standard DNA single or double digest of variable volume V using NEB restriction enzymes.

## Materials

• X μL DNA template
• NEB Digestion Buffer # (# = 1, 2, 3, or 4)
• 10mg/ml BSA

## Procedure

1. Determine compatibility and reaction conditions using Double Digest Finder (double digest only).
2. Determine reaction volume V by computing V = [(X + 1)/0.8] μL (single digest) or V = [(X + 2)/0.8] μL (double digest).
• 0.1V 10X Buffer Y
• 0.1V 10mg/ml BSA
• 1 μL restriction enzyme 1
• 1 μL restriction enzyme 2 (double digest only)
4. Incubate 3 hr to overnight at reaction temperature given by NEB (standard = 37 °C).
5. Optional: Heat inactivate restriction enzyme(s) by incubation 80 °C 20 min. Not necessary when digestion product is going to be purified or gel extracted, as these procedures remove the enzymes.

## Notes

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## References

Relevant papers, books, and websites

1. New England Biolabs