5-FOA selection

Michael J Conboy conboymj at Stanford.EDU
Fri Aug 18 19:44:01 EST 2000


Dave, 

Try using SD-leu medium with 0.05% 5-FOA.  0.1% might be too much.  Also
make sure your -leu medium has uridine or uracil.  The cells need uridine
or uracil in order to grow without the URA3 gene.

There is also a paper which describes the use of proline as the nitrogen
source during 5-FOA selection.  This allows one to use a lot less 5-FOA
McCusker and Davis (1991), YEAST 7(6):607

Hope this helps,
Mike


In article <8nkekt$13h$1 at mercury.hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>,
Dave Lloyd  <djl17 at leicester.ac.uk> wrote:
>I have conducted a two hybrid screen and have a selection of positives. 
>Bait plasmid's marker is URA3, and Library plasmid's marker is LEU.  Now i 
>want to lose the bait plasmid to plasmid rescue the library plasmid, and 
>also to check that this plasmid is not self-activating.  I pick a colony 
>and grow in SD-LEU media till saturation then streak out on SD-Leu + 
>0.1%FOA plates, but get nothing back, why is this??
>I am attempting to do two rounds of culturin before i streak out on the FOA 
>plates.  Or i could spin down my cultures and resuspend in a small volume 
>and plate it all out on FOA plates however this would mean having one FOA 
>plate per culture (or Y2H positive) thus a lot of plates, and lots of 
>money....
>
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>Dave Lloyd
>Division of Medical Genetics
>University of Leicester
>Leicester
>LE1 7RH
>UK
>Tel: +44 116 252 5088
>Fax: +44 116 252 3378
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