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Working on LovTAP synthesized plasmid from Mr. Gene
Restriction enzyme assay:Test
After finishing the isolation of LovTAP plasmids from Mr.Gene that were transformed, I have started the restriction enzyme assay in order to test if the plasmids obtained are correct .
Restriction enzymes: EcoRI and PstI.
According to the next image, the band between 750bp and 1000bp observed in Lane 6 and 7 is around the expected size of LovTAP that should be 889bp, considering the cutting pattern using EcoRI and PstI enzymes. The other two bands around 1500bp and 650bp could correspond to fragments of the plasmid sequence from Mr.Gene, which size is 2262bp, thus suggesting that inside the plasmid there is a restriction site for EcoRI or PstI.
Restriction enzyme assay:Preparation for LovTAP Ligation with promoters
The mixture was made by duplicated.
Restriction enzymes: XbaI and PstI.
LovTAP extraction from gel
Taking into account the aformentioned results we have decided to extract from the gel the band corresponding to LovTAP that is around 882nt, and once the band is purified we are going to do the ligation reactions with the respective promoters and plasmid pSB1C3.
Working on LovTAP promoters:Transformation
Continuing working with the promoters for LovTAP, I had to repeat the transformations for J23110 and J23117. As well I decided to choose more medium and weak promoters, they are underline in the next table:
All these promoters are contained inside J61002 plasmid, and control the expression of RFP protein. Besides, the plasmid harbors an ampicillin resistance.
1.Get the plasmids harboring each promoter, from the corresponding plates.
3.Grow up the transformed cells in LB medium with ampicillin antibiotic. This is because the plasmids harboring each promoter have a resistance against ampicillin.