DH5alphas are growing slowly.
Patrick F.H. Lai
pfhlai at LOOKSMART.COM
Fri Aug 7 21:20:05 EST 1998
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=09 I have a rather strange problem. I have some competent
DH5a that I made and transformed with a number of plasmids.
The majority of the plasmids (alll amp resistant) grew up on
amp plates o/n at 37oC. SOme plasmids however (PRK plasmid with which
I am not familiar) did not grow up o/n. I left these plates in a furthe=
24 hours at 37oC and lo and behold colonies were visible (non
being visible on the cells only plate). Has this happened to anyone bef=
or does anyone think they can explain it? If so I would be delighted to=
hear from them. I have never witnessed this before and am at a loss.
Thanks in adance,
=09=09=09=09=09g.morley at ucl.ac.uk
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Dear Dr. Gary,
My experience has been that late showing colonies do not carry the
vector and do not survive in minicultures containing antibiotics.
I assume the antibiotics in the agar plates 'dies' in 37 deg. C slowly
and untransformed bacteria grows.
What are you cloning ?
is the insert a gene that slows down bacterial growth ?
Hope this is useful info. :-)
Patrick F.H. Lai < PFHLai at looksmart.com >
University of Toronto
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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