- October 23, 2011 at 10:44 am #15582
So I recently ligated my gene into a Pet32a vector using restriction sites using EcoR1 and Xho1. From another Pet vector I have to create primers for the GFP insert containing BgII and EcoR1 sites. Just wondering, once I amplify my GFP (using BgII/EcoR1 sites I assume), how do I ligate it into my original construct..Do I cut my original constuct with EcoR1 and BgII (because looking at the vector map, Pet32a has a BgII site and ligate?)
- October 23, 2011 at 11:00 am #107142
you should thing about this before you start your work, because you should be sure, that e.g. BgII won’t cut in your gene of interest or that it doesn’t cut your vector more times. But yes, I would expect that.
- October 24, 2011 at 2:49 am #107194daniel.kurzParticipantquote JackBean:
I agree with Jack Bean. If you’re not careful, you will end up with your gene of interest in the wrong spot. My experience is that so long that your cut doesn’t degrade the end and become blunt ended and doesn’t get a strange mutation it should ligate in nicely. Best of luck.
- October 24, 2011 at 9:48 am #107216
Thanks for the replies…I had a relook and it seems my GFP insert already has BgII and EcroR1 inserted (as it would as it is already in the Pet vector) then i wouldnt need primers right?… I could cut the GFP insert straight from the Pet vector using BgII and EcoR1 and likewise cut my original construct with those 2 restriction enzymes and ligate?
- October 24, 2011 at 10:07 am #107217
wait a moment, so you have a gene, which you want to clone into pET vector and GFP, which you have in a pET vector? So why do you want to cut the GFP?
- October 24, 2011 at 11:13 am #107221
I have 2 pet vectors…one containing GFP and one containing my insert…..the GFP was has a bgii and ecor1 site and my insert has a xho1/ecor1 site….the plan is to fuse my insert with GFP so im thinking if the gfp is already in a pet vector, i need to cut it out and insert it into the vector contiaing my insert?
- October 25, 2011 at 12:02 pm #107279
OK, I see. Then you should be able to just cut the GFP out of the vector, but remember, that with PCR you increase the number of copies, with restriction you will get at best the same number of GFP copies as you have vectors.
- October 28, 2011 at 5:57 am #107405daniel.kurzParticipant
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