Designed by: Caitlin Conboy and Jennifer Braff   Group: Antiquity   (2003-12-04)

ECFP (RBS+ LVA+ TERM) (B0034.E0022.B0015)

Cyan fluorescent protein with ribosome binding site and terminator

Usage and Biology

This part can be used to test promoter strength or the proper functioning of a regulator device. The LVA tail is particularly useful when testing a regulatory device, for example to assess the efficiency of repressor.

In this experiment, the E0422 part was associated with a cI regulated promoter (part R0051), resulting in K1707028.

Figure 1: Fluorescence microscopy of E. coli DH5alpha bearing K170728

Paris Saclay K1707028 w1POL.png Differential interference contrast

Paris Saclay K1707028 w2Lumencor CFP 434-17.png Excitation with led 437 nm/17nm (CFP), 100 ms of exposure Sequence and Features

Assembly Compatibility:
  • 10
  • 12
  • 21
  • 23
  • 25
  • 1000

Team: Tianjin 2019 characterization

2019 Team:Tianjin have tested the fluorescence intensity and detailed fluorescence excitation curve by connecting it to the combined promoters J23110 and J23115. However, our final results are not optimistic. Most of the samples we tested have very low fluorescence excitation intensity.

Figure 1. Characterization scheme used by Team Tianjin

We linked the constructed fragment to the plasmid pRS415 and transformed it into Match 1 strain. Under normal culture conditions (LB+amp solid medium, 37℃), the Match 1 strain was cultured overnight. After about 8 hours, the colony was visible to the naked eye, with no obvious difference in appearance from ordinary e. coli (ECFP was not visible to the naked eye).

Figure 2. E. coli bacteria with ECFP fluorescent protein

The experiment design
1.PCR validation
Because ECFP was not visible with the naked eye, we performed colony PCR validation to confirm whether the transformation was successful.

Figure 3. Agarose gel electrophoresis analysis

2.Determination by fluorescence microplate reader
The bacteria verified in the previous step were cultured separately overnight, then a small number of bacteria were selected and suspended in 200μL ddH2O, and the fluorescence intensity of the same bacteria was measured under emission/excitation of 439/476nm (reference value).

Figure 4. The fluorescence intensity of ECFP compared with the blank control

We did not detect the fluorescence excitation corresponding to this part, which may be due to incorrect culture conditions or some problems of this part itself. We have sent this part to be sequenced for analysis, but until the final freezing, we haven't got the relevant results yet.

Functional Parameters: Austin_UTexas

BBa_E0422 parameters

Burden Imposed by this Part:

Burden Value: 2.8 ± 11.6%

Burden is the percent reduction in the growth rate of E. coli cells transformed with a plasmid containing this BioBrick (± values are 95% confidence limits). This BioBrick did not exhibit a burden that was significantly greater than zero (i.e., it appears to have little to no impact on growth). Therefore, users can depend on this part to remain stable for many bacterial cell divisions and in large culture volumes. Refer to any one of the BBa_K3174002 - BBa_K3174007 pages for more information on the methods, an explanation of the sources of burden, and other conclusions from a large-scale measurement project conducted by the 2019 Austin_UTexas team.

This functional parameter was added by the 2020 Austin_UTexas team.