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BioBrick Assembly

Cell Culture: Bacteria

Cell Culture: Mammalian


Real Time Quantitative PCR

Resources at OpenWetWare

  • E. coli Strains
  • Materials: buffer formulas; specific information on commonly used reagents (e.g., LB broth, ampicillin, restriction enzymes, etc.)

Software Guides


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Bromo-Blue/X-cyanol Loading Buffer, 10X

Formula: [30% glycerol; 12.5 mg/mL bromophenol blue; 12.5 mg/mL xylene cyanol]
Volume: 20 mL

  • 50% glycerol, 12 mL
  • Bromophenol blue, 250 mg
  • Xylene cyanol, 250 mg

Bring up to total volume with dH2O.

Chromatin Prep Buffer A

Formula: [10 mM HEPES (pH 7.9); 10 mM KCl, 1.5 mM MgCl2; 0.34 M sucrose; 10% glycerol; 1 mM dithiothreitol; 1x protease inhibitor cocktail]
Volume: 100 mL

  • 1 M HEPES pH 7.9, 1 mL
  • 1 M KCl, 1 mL
  • 1 M MgCl2, 150 μL
  • Sucrose, 11.6 g
  • 50% Glycerol, 20 mL
  • 1 M Dithiotreitol (DTT), 100 μL

Bring up to total volume with dH2O. Store at 4°C. Add 100x protease inhibitor cocktail* (1:100) immediately before use.

LB Broth (Lennox)

Volume: 1 L

  • Caesin tryptone, 10 g
  • Yeast extract, 5 g
  • NaCl, 5 g
  • 1 N NaOH, 1 mL

Dissolve in 1000 mL dH2O. Autoclave to sterilize. Cool to room temperature before adding antibiotics. Shortcut: Use 25 g Acros LB Broth, Lennox (BP9722-500) granules instead of caesin tryptone, yeast extract, and NaCl.

Mammalian Cell Media

Volume: 500 mL

Add FBS and pen-strep directly to the incomplete medium in the original stock bottle. Cap and invert to mix. Filter sterilize using a vacuum filtration unit.