MIT iGEM Restriction Digests

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*Appropriate enzymes.
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*BSA (100x from NEB)
==Method==
==Method==

Revision as of 12:47, 24 June 2008

Restriction Digest protocol

Materials

  • DNA; the thing you want to cut.
  • Appropriate NEB 10x Buffer (check the NEB enzyme chart or catalogue to find compatible buffers).
  • Appropriate enzymes.
  • ddH2O
  • BSA (100x from NEB)

Method

The following is for a 20µl analytical digest; for larger, preparative digests, simply scale up

  1. Add 20µlTotalVolume-(µlDNA + µlBuffer +µlBSA +µlEnzyme)µl ddH2O to PCR tube.
  2. Add 0.2µl BSA to tube.
  3. Add 2.0µl 10x Buffer to tube.
  4. Add appropriate amount of DNA to tube.
  5. Add 0.5µl of each enzyme to tube.
  6. MIX THE REACTION BY PIPETTING HALF THE VOLUME UP AND DOWN.
  7. Incubate the reaction at 37*C for 2hrs to ensure complete digestion.
  8. Deactivate the enzymes by heating for 80*C for 20min (in the thermocycler). This will inactivate most enzymes, though check to make sure that your enzyme can be heat deactivated by checking in the NEB catalogue.
  9. Keep digest at -20*C or run immediately on gel.
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