Corum:T4 Ligation

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Overview

Standard DNA ligation using NEB T4 ligase to form a vector.

Materials

For a 10 μL ligation reaction:

  • 5 μL linker dsDNA (either 100nM standard concentration linker hybridization product or standard digested and purified PCR product, which is usually ~100nM)
  • 0.5 μL backbone dsDNA (usually ~10 nM) (Note: standard ratio of backbone to linker is ~1:100. This may need to be adjusted for non-standard conditions.)
  • 2 μL sterile ddH2O
  • 1 μL 10X ligation buffer
  • 1 μL 10mg/ml BSA
  • 0.5 μL T4 ligase

Procedure

  1. Add the reaction components together in order listed above. Mix gently and spin.
  2. Incubate 16 °C overnight (8 hr minimum).

Notes

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References

Relevant papers, books, and websites

  1. New England Biolabs

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