Hints for low-stringency cloning

Gill Diamond gdiamond at njmsa.UMDNJ.EDU
Mon Aug 29 08:18:24 EST 1994

tshin at fas.harvard.edu (Tae Bum Shin) writes:

>Hi there;
>  We're currently trying to clone a homologue of a gene by using 
>the original cloned gene as a template for a random-primed probe.  Does 
>anyone have any hints or suggestions on hybridization/washing 


>T.B. Shin
>tshin at fas.harvard.edu

TB, I've done this alot, and it's really quite a game.  Depending on the size
of the probe (I sometimes use oligos) and the extent of homology, I'll vary
the hyb or wash conditions.  Try to hyb at 10-20% formamide, and start with
a relatively low stringency wash, like 2X SSC at 55 degrees -- you can always
go up.  Small changes in temperature of the wash can make a big difference,
so  I usually stick with a single concentration of SSC and slowly increase
the temp.  Good luck.  -- 
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