electroporation efficiency maximizing

Sergio sergioal at bbm1.ucm.es
Wed Nov 7 12:54:41 EST 2001

10^9 cfu/ug DNA!! I would be really happy (and proud) of getting such high
You would like to have a look on the following paper anyway:

Zhu H. and Dean RA. Nucleic Acid Research, 1999, Vol. 27, No.3 pp.910-911

It was very useful in our lab.
Hope this helps (even when i still think you don't need any help since you
already get really impressive competent cells).


Jon Warawa ha escrito:

> I am curious as to whether anyone has any ideas how to make high
> competency electrocompetent cells.  I use DH10B's, and GibcoBRL claims
> to get up to a magnitude of 10 to the 10 transformants per ug.  I get up
> to 10 to the 9 on a good day, but am curious if there are any tricks
> like special growth media which will push that number a bit higher.  I
> know that slower growth at reduced temperature would be helpful, but any
> other ideas?
> Cheers,
> Jon    (warawa at hotmail.com)

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