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PCR – C.pugetti gDNA from 20090526

This is a repeat of yesterday’s PCR due to the presence of bands in the water-only samples. Will use reagents and universal 16s bacterial primers (27F & 1492R) provide by the Horner-Devine lab in hopes of: 1) getting this two work and, 2) figuring out the source of the contamination.

All rxns were prepared sterily and all instruments, racks, tubes, tips and water were UV-sterilized for ~45mins in the biological hood. Rxns were prepared in the biological hood. PCR setups are here. Anneal 60C. Cycling params same as yesterday.

Lane 1 – 100bp ladder

Lane 2 – DNA (HD Rxn 1)

Lane 2 – H2O (HD Rxn 1)

Lane 3 – H2O (HD Rxn 1)

Lane 4 – DNA (HD Rxn 2)

Lane 5 – H2O (HD Rxn 2)

Lane 6 – H2O (HD Rxn 2)

Lane 7 – DNA (SR Rxn)

Lane 8 – H2O (SR Rxn)

Lane 9 – H2O (SR Rxn)

Lane 10 – 100bp ladder

Results: Well, we got our band and NO contamination in any H2O lanes. The super-bright, 1500bp band will be excised and purified using Millipore spin columns and submitted for sequencing. However, this gel is interesting because the primers provided by Mike (used in HD Rxn 1 and SR Rxn) did not amplify anything…


PCR – C.pugetti gDNA from 20090513 & 20090526

Previous PCRs from 20090601 & 20090602 both showed contamination in the negative control. Suspect that the primer stocks were contaminated due to the usage of older, non-sterile TE for reconstitution. New stocks were received and reconstituted with filter-sterilized TE. Working stocks were made with filter-sterilized Nanopure H2O. All pipettes, tips, tubes, racks were UV-sterilized in the biological hood. The PCR reaction was set up in the biological hood. PCR set up is here. Used universal 16s bacteria primers (27F, 1492R). Sequences from Sara Kelly. Anneal 60C.

Lane 1 – 100bp ladder

Lane 2 – gDNA (5/13/2009)

Lane 3 – gDNA (5/26/2009)

Lane 4 – H2O

Lane 5 – H2O

Lane 6 – H2O

Lane 7 – H2O

Results: Still contamination in the water-only samples!!!