Endy:Site-directed Mutagenesis

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Primer Design

  • See this page for general advice on primer design.
  • Primers should contain the mutations to be introduced but should anneal to the sequence to be mutated. You will need a forward and reverse primer.
  • Primers should be between 25 and 45 base-pairs in length.
  • The mutation(s) should be in the middle of the primers.
  • Mutation efficiency is greatly influenced by the purity of the primers. Its worth getting purified primers. No need for 5' phosphorylation.
  • See the Stratagene manual for more detailed information.

Experimental Protocol

  • See the Stratagene manual for the suggested protocols.
  • Comments and usage notes on this protocol will be added when the protocol has been tested.