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Applications of BBa_J61001
UNIPV-Pavia iGEM 2010
BBa_K300008 was used as a validation construct for this conditional replication origin, in order to test its capability to be propagated in pir+ or pir-116 strain and its inability to propagate in the other E. coli strains.
In particular, BBa_K300008 was cut with XbaI-SpeI and the insert was isolated and purified from a 1% agarose gel. Then, it was self-ligated to generate a Cm-resistant R6K plasmid).
BW25141 (BBa_K300984) and BW23474 (BBa_K300985) were chosen as pir+ and pir-116 strains respectively, while DH5alpha (BBa_V1001), MC1061 (BBa_K300078) and MG1655 (BBa_V1000) were chosen as pir- strains.
and plated on LB+Cm at 34 ug/ml for high-copy plasmids, Cm at 12.5 ug/ml for medium/low copy plasmids and for the negative control strains transformed with the R6K plasmids.
efficiency [CFU/ug of DNA]= # CFU * 1000 ng of DNA / amount of transformed DNA [ng]
The results are shown here:
These results show that BBa_J61001 replication origin can be only propagated in pir+ and pir-116 strains (BBa_K300084 and BBa_K300085), while the transformation of other strains with the R6K plasmid yielded no colonies after transformation.
Moreover, these results show that the R6K plasmid in pir+ and pir-116 strains was transformed with the same efficiency as the pSB*** positive control plasmid, demonstrating that the R6K origin doesn't give any handicap in plasmid transformation.