13-Fragment Golden Gate Assembly Protocol using SapI (NEB #R0569)
Golden Gate Assembly of 13 fragments using SapI restriction enzyme with T4 DNA Ligase and subsequent transformation into NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli (High Efficiency).
- T4 DNA Ligase (NEB #M0202)
- SapI (NEB #R0569)
- Destination Plasmid (used provided)
- NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli (NEB #C3019)
- NEB 10-beta/Stable Outgrowth Medium (NEB #B9035)
- Selective LB Agar plates
Set up 20 µl assembly reaction as follows:
|Destination Plasmid(1)||3 nM (final concentration)|
|Amplicon Inserts(2)||3 nM(3) each amplicon (final concentration)|
|SapI (NEB #R0569), 10 U/µl||1.5 μl (15 units)|
|T4 DNA Ligase (NEB #M0202), 2000 U/µl||0.25 μl (500 units)|
|T4 DNA Ligase Buffer (NEB #B0202) (10X)||2 μl|
|Nuclease-free H2O (NEB #B1500)||to 20 μl(4)|
(2) Amplicon inserts must possess 5 ́ flanking bases (6 recommended) and SapI restriction sites at both ends of the amplicon and
in the proper orientation.
(3) The NEBiocalculator® Tool (nebiocalculator.neb.com) can be used for molarity calculations.
(4) Can be increased to 25 μl volume if required due to DNA component volumes; add additional 0.5 μl T4 DNA Ligase Buffer
Reaction Assembly Protocol
|SUGGESTED ASSEMBLY PROTOCOL|
|(37°C, 5 min → 16°C, 5 min) x 30 → 60°C, 5 min → 4°C(5)|
- For each assembly, thaw a 50 µl tube of NEB 10-beta competent E. coli cells on ice for 5–10 min.
- Add 2 µl of the assembly reaction; gently mix by flicking the tube 4-5 times.
- Incubate on ice for 30 min.
- Heat shock at 42°C for 30 sec.
- Place back on ice for 5 min.
- Add 950 µl of room temperature NEB 10-beta/Stable Outgrowth Medium (NEB #B9035). Incubate at 37°C for 60 min., shaking vigorously (250 rpm) or using a rotation device.
- Warm selective LB agar plates at 37°C for 15 min.
- Mix the cells thoroughly by flicking the tube and inverting, then spread 100 µl outgrowth(6) onto each plate.
- Incubate the plates overnight at 37°C, or 24 hrs at 30°C, or 48 hrs at 25°C.
- NEB Golden Gate Assembly Tool
- Ligase Fidelity Tools
- Golden Gate Assembly Resource Page
- Pryor, J. M. et al. (2020). PLoS One, https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0238592
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