Cutting plasmid inside inverted repeats?
ed_beaty at qms1.life.uiuc.edu
Tue May 31 21:23:19 EST 1994
Hello again, again...
I think I figured out why I can't cut the inverted repeats in my plasmid
with restriction endonucleases: The reference is D.M. Lilley and L.R.
Hallam, J Biomol Struct Dyn 1: 169-82 (1983). The abstract says that some
inverted repeats in negatively supercoiled plasmids may form a cruciform
structure that is resistant to cleavage by restriction enzymes, but is
hypersensitive to single-strand-specific nucleases like S1.
Well, ya learn something new every day. Anyway, I'll dig around a bit
before I beg for help next time. Or not...
Ed_Beaty at qms1.life.uiuc.edu
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