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This get you the DNA

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Creating a New Protocol

  1. In the search box on the lefthand side navigation bar, type Protocol name. If it is a protocol specific to your lab, type LabName:Protocol name (be sure and replace LabName with your PI's last name like Knight or Smolke
  2. You should see a page come up with a message saying "There is no page titled "Protocol name". You can create this page." If you don't see this message then that means a page with that name already exists. You'll need to choose a different protocol name. File:SearchforProtocol.tiff
  3. Click on the create this page link.
  4. View and copy the source from the protocols template into your new page and begin editing. Make sure you are not editing this page.
  5. Check your work by clicking the http://openwetware.org/images/2/28/ShowPreviewButton.jpg button.
  6. Save the changes by clicking http://openwetware.org/images/7/71/SavePageButton.jpg ... and you're off.


This get you the DNA


For a 50 μL PCR reaction:

  • 35 μL H2O
  • 5 μL 10X PCR buffer
  • 5 μL 2mM dNTPs (each)
  • 1.5 μL 50mM MgCl2
  • 1 μL 50μM sense primer
  • 1 μL 50μM antisense primer
  • 1 μL 5nM DNA template
  • 0.5 μL TAQ DNA polyermerase


  1. In a PCR tube, mix the components on ice in the order they are listed above.
  2. Perform thermocycling program
    1. 95 °C 5 min
    2. 95 °C 30 s
    3. TH 30 s
    4. 72 °C 1 min for each 1 kb PCR product
    5. Repeat steps 2-4 a total of 12-36 times (24 is standard).
    6. 72 °C 5 min
    7. 12 °C hold


Please feel free to post comments, questions, or improvements to this protocol. Happy to have your input!

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Relevant papers and books

  1. Goldbeter, A and Koshland, DE (1981) - Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 78(11) 6840-4 PMID 6947258
  2. Jacob, F and Monod, J J (1961) - Mol Biol 3(3) 318-56 PMID 13718526
  3. Ptashne, M (2004) Genetic Switch: Phage Lambda Revisited - Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press ISBN 0879697164


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