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Data Summary – Black Abalone Phage qPCRs

A quick summary table of the various black abalone qPCRs I ran yesterday:

SAMPLE RLO_MCP RLO_ph_protease XC_prophage_portal RLOv_DNA_helicase WSN
06:06-50  +  +  +  +  +
06:06-52  +  +  +  +  +
07:12-01  -  -  -  +  -
07:12-02  -  -  -  -  -
08:13-05  +  +  +  -  +
08:13-18  +  +  +  -  +
08:13-24  +  +  +  -  +*
08:13-25  +  +  +  -  +
  • This sample technically showed amplification, but came up after the last point on the standard curve. Most likely due to extremely low concentration (~0.5ng/uL).

  • RLO Major Capsid Protein (RLO_MCP)

  • RLO Prohead Protease Protein (RLO_ph_protease)
  • XenoCal Phage Portal Gene (XC prophage)
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qPCR – WSN on Black Abalone

Ran qPCRs on a set of black abalone digestive gland DNA (sample list provided by Carolyn):

07:12-01 (Black Ab exp 1)
07:12-02 (Black Ab exp 1)
08:13-05 (Black Ab exp 2)
08:13-18 (Black Ab exp 2)
08:13-24 (Black Ab exp 2)
08:13-25 (Black Ab exp 2)
<del datetime=”2017-04-14T19:41:52+00:00″>UW06:06-32
UW06:06-41</del>
UW06:06-50 (Black Ab exp 1)
UW06:06-52 (Black Ab exp 1)

The two samples with a strikethrough did not have any DNA left in the tubes and were not run.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

Cycling params, plate layout, etc can be seen in the qPCR Report (see Results).

Baseline was set 580 as previously determined by Lisa.

Results:
qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-04-13%2016-20-54_CC009827_WSN1.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX): Sam_2017-04-13%2016-20-54_CC009827_WSN1.pcrd

Standard curve looked good.

The following samples did not amplify:
– 07:12 set
– Note: 08:13-24 technically did amplify, but comes up below the lowest point of the standard curve, so technically it is effectively “no amplification”.

The remaining samples all came up positive.

Will convey to Carolyn and Stan.

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qPCR – RLO Prophage Genes

Ran qPCRs on a set of black abalone digestive gland DNA (sample list provided by Carolyn):

07:12-01 (Black Ab exp 1)
07:12-02 (Black Ab exp 1)
08:13-05 (Black Ab exp 2)
08:13-18 (Black Ab exp 2)
08:13-24 (Black Ab exp 2)
08:13-25 (Black Ab exp 2)
UW06:06-32
UW06:06-41

UW06:06-50 (Black Ab exp 1)
UW06:06-52 (Black Ab exp 1)

The two samples with a strikethrough did not have any DNA left in the tubes and were not run.

Gene targets:
– RLO Major Capsid Protein (RLO_MCP)
– RLO Prohead Protease Protein (RLO_ph_protease)
– XenoCal Phage Portal Gene (XC prophage)

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20170413 – qPCR_XCphagePortal_RLOcapsid_RLOprohead

The same master mix calculations were used for each, just swapped in appropriate primers.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Cycling params, plate layout, etc. can be found in the qPCR Report (see Results below).

Results:
qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-04-13 14-56-03_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX): Sam_2017-04-13 14-56-03_CC009827.pcrd

Melt curves for all three primer sets looked perfect (see below)

Amplification present for all samples, with all three primers except the 07:12 samples.

Will pass info along to Carolyn and Stan.

Will add info to the following two spreadsheets (Google Sheets):

Black Abalone: Expt 1 – WS & Phage

Black Abalone: Expt 2 – WS only

 


 

Green = RLO_ph_protease

Brown = RLO_MCP

Blue = XC_prophage

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Data Aggregation – Black Abalone qPCR Data for RLOv DNA helicase, WSN, & XC Prophage Portal Genes

Carolyn & Stand Langevin wanted some additional qPCR data for the three gene targets listed above from the 1st and 2nd black abalone experiments. I had previously aggregated dated for withering syndrome (WSN1) from the 1st black abalone experiment. Additionally, I ran qPCRs with RLOv DNA helicase and XC prophage portal genes on the black abalone samples from the 1st and 2nd experiments.

Below, is the mean Ct (Cq) and mean copy number (not applicable for XC prophage portal gene, since we don’t have a standard curve developed for this target yet) for each of the samples – sorted by abalone experiment, followed by sample accession number.

The quick summary is:

  • No phage (RLOv DNA helicase) detected in samples from 2nd black abalone experiment.
  • All but two samples (06:6-44 and 07:12-18) are positive for XC prophage portal gene.
  • Other than the 2nd black abalone experiment samples, all are positive for all three gene targets (except the two exceptions noted above).

Will email data/info to Carolyn and Stan.

I will also add this info to Lisa’s Google Sheet: Black Abalone: Expt 1 – WS & Phage. This sheet is a comprehensive collection of all the data accumulated (including histology scores, abalone gene targets, abalone morphology, etc) from the 1st abalone experiment.

 

Google Sheet: 20160425_black_ab_qPCR_gene_summaries

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qPCR – Black Abalone with XC Prophage Portal Primers

I accidentally skipped two samples from the 2nd black abalone experiment sample set that I qPCR’d last week, so I’m qPCRing them today.

Master mix calcs (Google Sheet): 20160425 – qPCR Black Abs XenoCal phage portal

All samples were run in duplicate.

Plate layout, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the qPCR Report (see Results below).

Results:
qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2016-04-25 12-55-40_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2016-04-25 12-55-40_CC009827.pcrd

Have amplification in both samples.

I will add this to a “master” spreadsheet that I’ve made containing qPCR data from three genes on ~20 samples from both the 1st and 2nd black abalone experiments.

 

 

 

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qPCR – Black Abalone with XC Prophage Portal Primers

Ran qPCR with black abalone samples from the 1st and 2nd experiments to see if the Xenocal prophage portal gene is detected.

Master mix calcs (Google Sheet): 20160421 – qPCR Black Abs XenoCal phage portal

All samples were run in duplicate.

Black abalone sample 08:13-2 was run as a positive control.

Plate layout, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the qPCR Report (see Results below).

Results:
qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2016-04-21 14-11-09_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX): Sam_2016-04-21 14-11-09_CC009827.pcrd

Two samples failed to produce amplification: 06:6-44 and 07:12-18. All other samples amplified. Will compile this data with WSN and RLOv DNA helicase and send along to Carolyn and Stan.

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qPCR – WSN1 & RLOv DNA helicase on Black Abalone 2nd Experiment 08:13 Accessions

Checking DNA isolated earlier today from the 2nd black abalone experiment to see if withering syndrome (RLO) and/or the withering syndrome phage (RLOv) is detectable in these samples.

Master mix calcs

Standard curves

All samples were run in duplicate.

Plate layout, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the qPCR Report (see Results below).

Baseline thresholds were set to the following values for each assay (RLOv threshold determined by me on 20160128; WSN1 threshold determined by Lisa):

RLOv DNA helicase: 580.5

WSN1: 580

Results:

qPCR Report – RLOv DNA helicase (PDF): Sam_2016-04-21 12-39-33_CC009827_RLOv_DNA_helicase.pdf
qPCR Report – WSN1 (PDF): Sam_2016-04-21 12-39-33_CC009827_WSN.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX): Sam_2016-04-21 12-39-33_CC009827.pcrd

RLOv DNA helicase does not amplify in any samples.

WSN1 amplifies in all samples.

All samples are RLO+/RLOv-, as seen in the previous set of 08:13 samples that I qPCR’d.

 

RLOv DNA Helicase Standard Curve

 

 

RLOv DNA Helicase Amplification (Green = Std Cuve, Blue = Samples)

 

 

 

WSN1 Standard Curve

 

WSN1 Amplification (Blue = Standard Curve, Magenta= Samples)

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DNA Isolation – Black Abalone 2nd Experiment 08:13 Accessions

Isolated DNA from EtOH-preserved black abalone digestive gland tissue from the 2nd black abalone experiment.

There’s some odd background in regards to these samples which I previously described here that might be worth reviewing.

DNA was isolated using the QIAamp Fast DNA Stool Kit (Qiagen). Tissues were weighed and briefly homogenized with a disposable pestle in InhibitEX Buffer. Manufacturer’s protocol was followed. DNA  was eluted in 100μL of Buffer ATE and quantified on the Roberts Lab Qubit3.0 (ThermoFisher) using 1μL with the Qubit dsDNA Broad Range assay.

Results:

Google Sheet: 20160421_DNA_isolation_08:13_subset

 

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Data Aggregation – Black Abalone DNA for RLO, RLOv, & Prophage Portal qPCRs

I need to identify samples from the 1st and 2nd black abalone experiments in order to run qPCRs on them, using the primers mentioned in the title of this post. However, I only want to use samples that are RLO+. The existing qPCR data is all over the place (in multiple spreadsheets and split across multiple tabs within those spreadsheets) and is a serious pain in the neck to track down.

Here are the three different spreadsheets that I’ve found that have existing withering syndrome RLO (RLO) qPCR data:

I took the time to aggregate all of this data into a somewhat messy spreadsheet that contains the “raw” qPCR data from all of the black abalone qPCR data. I also calculated the mean copy number for all of the replicates:

Google Sheet: 20160420_BlackAb_RLO_qPCR_compilation_raw

 

 

 

 

Since that spreadsheet isn’t pleasant to look at, I’ve slimmed it down with just the mean qPCR data:

Google Sheet: 20160420_BlackAb_RLO_qPCR_compilation_means

 

 

Additionally, I’ve also added the mean RLO qPCR data to Lisa’s Black Abalone Expt 1 spreadsheet. This spreadsheet is currently the most comprehensive aggregation of black abalone data, since it also contains histology scoring of various tissues, as well as qPCR data for a slew of black abalone genes:

Google Sheet: Black Abalone: Expt 1 – WS & Phage

This will greatly simplify locating qPCR data for any black abalone samples in the future!

I will select samples from this list for qPCR.

 

For posterity, here’s how I slimmed down the messy “raw” spreadsheet using SQLite.

Created a sqlite database using GitBash for Windows:
Change to directory where file is located:

$cd Downloads

Start sqlite:

$sqlite3

Tell sqlite that the field separator will be commas (i.e. CSV file):

sqlite>.separator ","

Import the CSV file and provide a name for the resulting database:

sqlite>.import 20160420_BlackAb_RLO_qPCR_compilation_raw.csv BlackAbRLOqPCR

Set output display mode to column for easier reading:

sqlite>.mode column

Set output display to include column headers:

sqlite>.headers on

Change output from screen to designated .csv file:

sqlite> .output 20160420_BlackAb_RLO_qPCR_compilation_means.csv 

Change mode to comma separated:

sqlite> .mode csv

SELECT statement:

sqlite> SELECT Sample, qPCR_date, mean_copies, data_source FROM BlackAbRLOqPCR WHERE mean_copies>=0;

The SELECT statement above selects the columns (Sample, qPCR_date, etc..) from the database (i.e. table) we created earlier and only picks the rows where the value in the “mean_copies” column is greater than or equal to 0. This ensures that only the rows with values are selected and gets rid off all the “mess” that we don’t want in the final spreadsheet.

 

Change output back to screen (so we don’t continue to write to the csv file we made a few steps ago):

sqlite> .output stdout

 

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qPCR – WSN1 & RLOv DNA helicase on Black Abalone 2nd Experiment 08:13 Accessions

Ran WSN1 and RLOv DNA helicase qPCRs on the black abalone DNA I extracted yesterday to assess whether or not these samples are RLO+/- and RLOv+/-. According to Carolyn (and this spreadsheet), they should all be RLO+/RLOv-, which is what I need in order to proceed with testing samples with the XenoCal prophage portal primers.

WSN1 Master Mix Calcs (Google Sheet): 20150330 – qPCR Black Ab 08:13 WSN1 Check

RLOv DNA Helicase Master Mix Calcs (Google Sheet): 20160330 – qPCR Black Ab 08:13 RLOv check

All samples were run in duplicate.

Plate layout, cycling params, etc. are in the qPCR Report (see Results section below).

RLOv DNA helicase standard curve from 20151224.

WSN p18RK7 standard curve from 20160316.

Baseline thresholds were set to the following values for each assay (RLOv threshold determined by me on 20160128; WSN1 threshold determined by Lisa):

RLOv DNA helicase: 580.5

WSN1: 580

Results:
qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2016-03-30 10-00-07_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2016-03-30 10-00-07_CC009827.pcrd

All samples are RLO+/RLOv-. This is great and can proceed with checking them with the XenoCal prophage portal primers.

 

RLOv DNA Helicase Standard Curve

 

RLOv DNA Helicase Amplification (Green = Std Cuve, Blue = Samples)

 

 

WSN1 Standard Curve

 

WSN1 Amplification (Blue = Standard Curve, Black = Samples)

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