Corum:Whole Plasmid PCR

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Overview

Whole plasmid polymerase chain reaction (WP-PCR) protocol using PfuUltra II fusion HS DNA polymerase. It is imperative to use 5'-phosphorylated primers if the nicked DNA is going to be repaired downstream with ligase. PCR should be limited to templates of about 5 kb, but the protocol could probably be pushed up to 10 kb. See the PfuUltra II fusion manual.

Materials

For a 50 μL WP-PCR reaction:

  • 37 μL H2O
  • 5 μL 10X PFU Ultra PCR buffer
  • 5 μL 10 μM sense/antisense primer mix (0.5 μM final)
  • 1 μL 12.5 mM (each) dNTP mix (0.25 mM final)
  • 1 μL 5 nM plasmid template (0.1 nM final)
  • 1 μL PfuUltra II fusion HS DNA polymerase

Procedure

  1. In a PCR tube, add the components on ice in the order they are listed above. Mix gently and spin.
  2. Perform the following thermocycling program:
    1. Initial melting: 95 °C 2 min
    2. Melting: 95 °C 20 s
    3. Annealing: Ta °C 20 s, where Ta = Tm - 5 °C
    4. Elongation: 72 °C 2 min / kb template
    5. Repeat steps 2-4 a total of 30 times
    6. Final elongation: 72 °C 30 min
    7. 12-16 °C hold
  3. Verify product with gel electrophoresis.
  4. Quantify product with quantifluore DNA quantification.

Notes

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References

Relevant papers and books

  1. Sambrook, J and Russell, DW (2001) Molecular Cloning: A Laboratory Manual (Volume II) - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ISBN 0879695773

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