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FAQ: What volume of DNA can be added into competent cells?
The volume of DNA to be added into competent cells does affect transformation efficiency. 1-5 µl of DNA (plasmid or ligation product) is recommended for 50 µl of competent cells. In 50 µl of competent cells, transformation efficiency drops to 52% when the DNA volume is increased to 10 µl (from 2 µl). Transformation efficiency drops to 18% when the DNA volume is increased to 20 µl (from 2 µl). Transformation efficiency drops to 5.2% when the DNA volume is increased to 50 µl (from 2 µl).
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