Help:Adding Parts/Synthesis

Add a Part to the Registry: Related Registry Help Pages
  • Add a Basic Part - A tutorial on how to add a basic part
  • Add a Composite Part - A tutorial on how to add a composite part
  • Scars - Information on assembly scars, and how to specify them for a composite part
  • Synthesis - Things to keep in mind if you're adding and documenting a part you've synthesized
  • Assembly Compatibility - Make sure your part is compatible with an assembly standard
  • Twins - Parts are twins if they have the same sequence
  • Document Parts - Recommendations on how to document your parts
  • Make a Contribution - Improve existing parts

Ready to add your part? Go to the Add a Part page.
Have questions on adding a part to the Registry? Send an email to hq (at) igem . org.

Synthesis and Adding a Part

We encourage teams to take advantage of DNA synthesis in their projects, for several years now, IDT has put together a great offer for free synthesis for iGEM teams. Please see the current year's iGEM website for more information.

You may have used synthesis in your project to construct your device, either by synthesizing it entirely, or synthesizing large fragments that you've assembled together. This page will detail things to keep in mind as you add and document your synthesized part on the Registry.

Assembly compatibility

As you design your construct, make sure it is BioBrick RFC10 or iGEM Type IIS compatible.

Make sure to add your basic parts

If you synthesized your composite part, you may not have physical samples of the basic parts involved in your synthesized construct. If these are novel basic parts to the Registry, you must still add and document these basic parts on the Registry separately because they will be needed to represent your composite part. Do not add a composite part as a sequence only!

A composite part must be comprised of documented basic parts (or smaller composite parts).

Scars and Spacers

In your synthesized composite part, you may have scars from your assembly method or intentional spacers between subparts.

You can then specify these scars/spacers into your documented composite part through the composite part editor to ensure that it is sequence accurate. See the assembly scars page to learn how to specify scars.