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Ava's Abalone RLO Transmission Experiment

qPCR – Ava’s RLO Transmission Samples Re-runs

The final plate from my runs of Ava’s samples had a bad standard curve, so I’m re-running them. Additionally, Ava has asked me to add some additional samples. Here are the additional samples:

51
120
135
15:11-86
15:11-30

Sample 120 did not have any volume left (because I used the rest of that sample during the previous qPCR), but, for kicks, I added 5uL of nuclease-free water to it and ran it anyway.

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20170406_qPCR_WSN1_Ava_Samples

Plate layouts, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the corresponding qPCR Reports (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, based on the Lisa’s development of the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

Results:

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-04-06 07-53-11_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-04-06 07-53-11_CC009827.pcrd

Curve looked good. Will let Ava know that all the samples are finished.

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qPCR – Ava’s RLO Transmission Samples

Ava provided me with a list of samples that needed to be qPCR’d (Google Sheet): qPCR redos 30117.xlsx

Here’s a list of samples that had no liquid left in them (likely due to evaporation). I added 5uL of nuclease-free water to each sample in hopes of gleaning some data from them:

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22
37
38
46
48
49
50
52
55
61
65
116
127
149
152
155
157
158

The following samples are samples that I used the remainder of them for these qPCR reactions:

60F1
120
136

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20170322 – qPCR WSN1 Ava Samples 01

Plate layouts, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the corresponding qPCR Reports (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, based on the Lisa’s development of the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

 

Results:

All but the final plate look good (standard curve-wise). Will re-run last plate next week.

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 07-24-02_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 07-24-02_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 08-54-50_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 08-54-50_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 10-25-58_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 10-25-58_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 11-54-57_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 11-54-57_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 13-23-37_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 13-23-37_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 14-51-55_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 14-51-55_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-22 16-19-59_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-22 16-19-59_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-23 06-54-02_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-23 06-54-02_CC009827.pcrd

 

NOTE: This needs to be re-run, due to a wonky rep of one of the points of the standard curve.
qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-03-23 08-24-59_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-03-23 08-24-59_CC009827.pcrd

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DNA Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Samples

DNA samples from 20160818 (water filters) and 20160825 (feces) were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA HS (high sensitivity) reagents. Used 5μL of each sample.

Results:

Raw Qubit readout (Google Sheets):

 

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Feces

Isolated DNA from 36 fecal samples provided by Ava. Fecal samples were on filters stored at -80C. Samples were thawed slightly to allow unrolling of the filters. Feces was transferred to pre-weighed tubes and then weighed.

DNA was extracted using the QIAmp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) following the manufacturer’s protocol with the following options:

  • Samples were incubated at 95C to maximize cell lysis
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol for remainder of protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the boxes “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 2″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Samples will be quantified tomorrow.

See two pictures below for potential anomalous samples.

This sample had a date of 9/24/15. Possibly incorrect, as no other samples have this date.

 

 

This sample contained no feces at all. Additionally, the filter was a different type than all the other fecal samples. It looks like a water sample filter. Collected liquid from filter and processed that.

 

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Feces

Isolated DNA from 4 fecal samples provided by Ava. Fecal samples were on filters stored at -80C. Samples were thawed slightly to allow unrolling of the filters. Feces was transferred to pre-weighed tubes and then weighed.

DNA was extracted using the QIAmp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) following the manufacturer’s protocol with the following options:

  • Samples were incubated at 95C to maximize cell lysis
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol for remainder of protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the boxes “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 2″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction & Quantification- Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Water Filters

DNA was extracted from filters using the Qiagen DNeasy Blood & Tissue Kit (spin column protocol). Filters were incubated in 400uL of Buffer AL (twice the volume in the Qiagen protocol in order to completely coat the filters) and 50uL of Proteinase K (twice the volume in the Qiagen protocol) at 56C O/N. After incubation, 400uL (twice the volume in the Qiagen protocol) of 100% EtOH was added to each tube and vortexed thoroughly. The supernatant was transferred to the Qiagen spin columns and the Qiagen protocol was followed. Samples were eluted with 100uL of Buffer AE.

After extraction, the samples were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit dsDNA HS reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

The list of samples are listed below.

Results:

Concentrations are very low for both samples. This may, or may not, be expected, depending on volume of water filtered, where it was collected from, etc.

Raw Qubit Readout (Google Sheet): 20160818_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS
Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction & Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 35 tissue samples provided by Ava. Presumably, the tissues were digestive gland and I believe they were preserved in ethanol. The list of samples are listed below.

DNA was extracted using the QIAmp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) following the manufacturer’s protocol with the following options:

  • Samples were briefly homogenized (due to their stiffness resulting from ethanol fixation) in the InhibitEX Buffer using disposable plastic pestles.
  • Homogenized tissue was incubated at 95C to maximize cell lysis
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol for remainder of protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

After extraction, the samples were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA BR reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the boxes “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 2″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Results:

Raw Qubit Readout (Google Sheet): 20160817_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Samples

DNA samples from yesterday and this morning were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA BR reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

Results:

Raw Qubit readout (Google Sheet): 20160810_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 30 tissue samples provided by Ava. Presumably, the tissues were digestive gland and I believe they were preserved in ethanol. The list of samples are listed below.

DNA was extracted using the QIAmp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) following the manufacturer’s protocol with the following options:

  • Samples were briefly homogenized (due to their stiffness resulting from ethanol fixation) in the InhibitEX Buffer using disposable plastic pestles.
  • Homogenized tissue was incubated at 95C to maximize cell lysis
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol for remainder of protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

Samples will be quantified later today.

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the boxes “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 1 & Box 2″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction– Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 20 tissue samples provided by Ava. Presumably, the tissues were digestive gland and I believe they were preserved in ethanol. The list of samples are listed below.

DNA was extracted using the QIAmp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) following the manufacturer’s protocol with the following options:

  • Samples were briefly homogenized (due to their stiffness resulting from ethanol fixation) in the InhibitEX Buffer using disposable plastic pestles.
  • Homogenized tissue was incubated at 95C to maximize cell lysis
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol for remainder of protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

Samples will be quantified tomorrow.

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the box “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 1″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

 

Cage Accession Weight (mg)
Control 15:09-1 116
Control 15:09-2 68
Control 15:09-3 138
Control 15:09-10 135
Control 15:09-11 96
Control 15:09-22 100
Control 15:09-23 117
Control 15:09-32 51
Control 15:09-33 115
Control 15:09-34 190
Control 15:10-30 103
Control 15:10-31 83
Control 15:10-32 116
Control 15:10-65 190
Control 15:10-66 112
Control 15:11-142 89
Control 15:11-143 94
Control 15:11-144 94
Control 15:11-153 206
Control 15:11-154 116

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

 

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