Duncan Clark via (by blackhole from
Thu Aug 14 03:27:15 EST 2008

Historians believe that in newspost <Remok.20246$KZ.14943 from newsfe03.iad> 
on Tue, 12 Aug 2008, DK <dk from> penned the 
following literary masterpiece:
>Basically, Stratagene stole Finnzyme's idea, somehow
>managed to circumvent IP (patent) protection and ended
>up making a better product.

MJ Bioworks (prior to MJ's downfall over the thermal cycler infringement 
with ABI) patented Sac 7/Sso7 (7kd non-specific ds DNA binding protein 
from Sulfolobus) as a fusion with a DNA polymerase. They then specified 
in another patent that one had to have various aa's at positions a ... z 
in the Sso sequence in order to bind DNA.

Stratagene basically altered every other amino acid else bar those and 
after lots of screening identified a modified Sso7 that worked as well 
as the wt Sso7 in a fusion.

All fun and games :-)


I love deadlines. I especially like the whooshing noise they make as
they go flying by.

Duncan Clark
GeneSys Ltd.

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