Blunt end ligation debate. >>GEL PURIFY YOUR VECTOR

BENNY SHOMER 9238 pc386 at ccsg.tau.ac.il
Mon Jul 19 12:10:31 EST 1993


Dennis J. Templeton (djt2 at po.CWRU.Edu) wrote:

: In a previous article, JANIEMI at FINABO.ABO.FI (Jarmo Niemi) says:

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: Here's my 2cents

: Many people who tell me that their cip doesn't work say that because their
: cipped vector prep gave "background" colonies.  In almost all of these
: cases the complainant did not gel purify their vector.  Given that, they
: cannot be sure if the failed step was the cip, or an incomplete digest of
: the starting vector....

True. Unless you (as I always do...) include a control in your transformation
assay, of restricted/purified UNligated vector. If your vector is PURE linear,
you should get here practicaly zero colonies.


: dennis

Benny.



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