Plasmid purificaction

R.C.Ogden bss053 at
Fri Aug 2 07:21:02 EST 1996

Umnarj Paeratakul wrote:
> Dear friend
> I am looking for ways to purify big plasmid too.  Could you
> e-mail me the protocol if you get one?
> Thanks in advance
> Umnarj PaeratakulHi,
	This depends on what species you are dealing with and what you 
call "Big Plasmids". We work with "mega-plasmids/mini-chromosomes" from  
Pseudomonas which are 110 to 200+ kb. For this try the method of 
"Wheatcroft & Williams" it is in a Short Communication to Journal 
of Bacteriology (I think) around 1986. This works well but the DNA is not 
too stable so don't keep it for more than a week or so. For large 
plasmids in E.coli eg pKT231 clones around 26kb I use a fairly standard 
alkaline lysis miniprep. These yeild quite well if a host like XL1 Blue 
MRF' is used.

			Hope this helps					

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