52-Fragment Golden Gate Assembly using BsaI-HF®v2 (NEB #E1601)
Golden Gate Assembly of 52 fragments using BsaI-HFv2 restriction enzyme with T4 DNA Ligase and subsequent transformation into NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli (High Efficiency).
- NEBridge® Golden Gate Assembly Kit (BsaI-HF® v2) (NEB #E1601)
- pGGAselect Destination Plasmid*
- NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli (NEB #C3019)
- NEB 10-beta/Stable Outgrowth Medium (NEB #B9035)
- LB Agar plates with chloramphenicol
*included in NEBridge® Golden Gate Assembly Kit (BsaI-HF® v2) (NEB #E1601)
Set up 20 µl assembly reactions as follows:
|pGGAselect Destination Plasmid(1)*||1 μl|
|Amplicon Inserts(2)||3 nM(3) each DNA fragment (final concentration)|
|T4 DNA Ligase Buffer (NEB #B0202) (10X)||2 μl|
|NEBridge® Golden Gate Enzyme Kit (BsaI-HFv2) (NEB #E1601)||2 μl|
|Nuclease-free H2O (NEB #B1500)||to 20 μl(4)|
*or user provided.
(2) Amplicon inserts must possess 5 ́ flanking bases (6 recommended) and BsaI 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) In our hands, consistent results can be obtained with final reaction volumes ranging from 5-25 μl given that the reaction buffer
and Golden Gate Enzyme Mix is scaled proportionately.
Reaction assembly protocol
|SUGGESTED ASSEMBLY PROTOCOL|
|37°C, 48 h(5) → 60°C, 5 min→ 4°C(6)|
improve assembly yield.
(6) Cool reaction to 4°C prior to transformation, or store completed assembly reactions at -20°C.
- 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 LB agar plates containing chloramphenicol (for pGGAselect) at 37°C for 15 min.
- Mix the cells thoroughly by flicking the tube and inverting, then spread 100 µl outgrowth onto each plate.
- Incubate the plates overnight at 37°C, or 24 hrs at 30°C, or 48 hrs at 25°C.
- NEBridge® Golden Gate Assembly Tool
- Ligase Fidelity Tools
- Golden Gate Assembly Resource Page
- Webinar: Fidelity and Bias in End-Joining Ligation: Enabling complex, multi-fragment Golden Gate DNA Assembly
- McCarty, N. (2020) Viral genome built in a test tube. ScienceLine
- Pryor, J.M., et al. (2022) ACS Synth. Biol. e0525.
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