Journal: PLoS ONE
Article Title: A Rapid Cloning Method Employing Orthogonal End Protection
Figure Lengend Snippet: Efficient synthon assembly with split-and-pool reactions. (A) Equimolar amounts of BsaI or BsmBI deprotected 13 FNIII synthons were incubated with 1 unit of T4 ligase and product formation was assessed at different time points (left panel) or after 15 min in buffer conditions with and without 15% (w/v) PEG6000 (right panel). (B) No significant differences in assembly efficiency are observed after 15′ incubation at ligase concentrations ranging from 1 to 10 units. (C) Performance of split-and-pool assembly in comparison to sequential approaches. Within one day the comprehensive series of ( 13 FNIII) 1 to ( 13 FNIII) 8 repeats can be assembled with the split-and-pool approach (spectrum circles) and ligated into the pShuttle vector. After a single cloning step expression plasmid is obtained on day 3. In comparison, sequential assembly with e.g. the BamHI/BglII system requires 12 days to obtain the ( 13 FNIII) 8 construct.
Article Snippet: Equal molar amounts (typically 250–500 ng at ∼ 100 – 250 ng/µl ) of orthogonally protected synthons were mixed, 0.5–1 unit T4 ligase (Fermentas) and T4 ligase buffer (Fermentas) were added and the ligation mixture was incubated for 10–20 min at 16°C.
Techniques: Incubation, Plasmid Preparation, Clone Assay, Expressing, Construct