Tag Archives: COX1

PCR – COX/PGS Cloning Colony Screens from yesterday

Performed PCR on 40 colonies using both qPCR primer sets to see if I could differentiate between which colonies potentially contained each isoform to reduce the amount of clones needed for sequencing. Master mix and cycling params are here. Primers used were:

Cg_COX1/2_qPCR_F (SR ID: 1192)

Cg_COX1_qPCR_R (SR ID: 1191)

Cg_COX2_454align1_R (SR ID: 1190)

Positive controls for both primers set were also run. The positive control template was the purified PCR product from 20111006.

Results:

Ladder is Hyperladder II (Bioline). Samples are loaded, left to right, as PGS1 and PGS2 on each colony (e.g. on the bottom gel image, under the “Colony 40″ label is the PGS1 rxn on the left and the PGS2 rxn on the right).

Nearly every colony exhibits amplification using both primer sets, w/the PGS1 reaction producing a band of ~250bp and the PGS2 reaction producing a band of ~750bp. Colonies 18 and 28 are an exception to this and produced no band with the PGS2 primer set. NTCs were clean. The positive controls worked as expected, yielding a band of ~250bp for PGS1 and a band of ~250bp for PGS2.

It is confusing as to why the size of the PGS2 positive control is different than the product that was generated from the colony PCRs.

Will select 10 colonies for mini-preps.

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PCR – Purified COX/PGS 1/2 DNA from earlier today

Ran PCR using primers Cg_COX1/2_qPCR_F, Cg_COX1_qPCR_R, Cg_COX2_454align1_R (SR IDs: 1192, 1191, 1190; respectively). Template was pooled cDNA from 20110311 of various C.gigas tissues. These reactions will verify (sort of) if we have both isoforms present in the PCR performed earlier today, prior to cloning. Master mix calcs and cycling params are here.

Results:

Lane 1: Hyperladder I (Bioline)

Lane 2: COX1/PGS1 primer set

Lane 3: COX1/PGS1 primer set NTC

Lane 4: COX2/PGS2 primer set

Lane 5: COX2/PGS2 primer set NTC

NTCs are clean for both primer sets. We see bands of the expected size for both primer sets. Additionally, we see lower expression in COX2/PGS2, as we observed in our previous qPCR reactions with these primer sets. Will clone the large fragment that was PCR’ed/purified from earlier today.

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PCR – Region Outside of COX/PGS qPCR Primers

Ran PCR using primers Cg_COX_982_F and Cg_COX_2138_R (SR IDs: 1149 & 1151, respectively). Template was pooled cDNA from 20110311 of various C.gigas tissues. These primers anneal 5′ and 3′ of where the qPCR primers for both COX1/PGS1 and COX2/PGS2 anneal. Master mix calcs and cycling params are here. Ran multiples of the same reaction to ensure sufficient product for use in cloning/PCR.

Results:

Gel is loaded with Hyperladder I (Bioline) and 7 samples (no NTC; don’t ask). Band in each lane is of the expected size (~1200bp). Each band was excised and purified using Ultra-free DA columns (Millipore), according to protocol. Purified DNA will be used in a subsequent PCR using the qPCR primers for COX/PGS 1&2 BEFORE cloning this product for sequencing.

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qPCR – C.gigas GAPDH second rep on V.vulnificus exposure cDNA (from 20110311) and standard curves for COX1, COX2, GAPDH

Ran a qPCR on all cDNA samples. Created a standard curve to possibly allow for use of the BioRad software for gene expression analysis. Standard curve was created from pooled cDNA (1uL from each individual sample). Master mix calcs are here.

Results:

qPCR Data File (BioRad CFX96)

qPCR Report (PDF)

Standard curves aren’t that good. Will not use them. Will analyze data using PCR Miner.

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qPCR – C.gigas COX2 on V.vulnificus exposure cDNA (from 20110311)

Ran a qPCR on all cDNA samples from the V.vulnificus exposure experiment from 20110111. Primers used were Cg_COX1/2_qPCR_F (SR ID: 1192) & Cg_COX2_454align1_R (SR ID: 1190). Samples were run in duplicate. Master mix calcs are here. The master mix info is the same that was used earlier today, but with the primers noted above, not those listed on the calcs page. Plate layout, cycling params, etc., can be seen in the qPCR Report (see Results).

Results:

qPCR Data File (BioRad CFX96)

qPCR Report (PDF)

Data looks good (e.g. the replicates are all very close, with the largest Cq Std. Deviation = 1.227, although this does appear to be an anomaly as the next highest Cq Std. Deviation in any of the reps is 0.633), nothing in the NTCs, & the melt curves look good. Will eventually normalize the data and then perform a complete analysis.

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qPCR – C.gigas COX1 on V.vulnificus exposure cDNA (from 20110311)

Ran a qPCR on all cDNA samples from the V.vulnificus exposure experiment from 20110111. Primers used were Cg_COX1/2_qPCR_F (SR ID: 1192) & Cg_COX1_qPCR_R (SR ID: 1191). Samples were run in duplicate. Master mix calcs are here. Plate layout, cycling params, etc., can be seen in the qPCR Report (see Results).

Results:

qPCR Data File (BioRad CFX96)

qPCR Report (PDF)

Data looks good (e.g. the replicates are all very close, with the largest Cq Std. Deviation = 0.534), nothing in the NTCs, & the melt curves look good. Will eventually normalize the data and then perform a complete analysis.

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Bacterial Cultures – Colonies Selected from Yesterday’s Colony PCRs

Inoculated 5mL of 1x LB + Kan50 (made by Steven on 3/23/11). Incubated O/N at 37C, 250RPM. Will perform mini preps tomorrow. The following samples were selected:

  • MM09 – #1, 2, 8
  • MM11 660bp – #1, 2, 8
  • MM10 2/8/11 – #1, 2
  • MM04 1/19/11 – #2, 3
  • MM11 3000bp – #3
  • MM04 1500bp – #4
  • MM06 1/19/11 – #1, 2
  • MM04 550bp – #1, 2
  • MM05 1/19/11 – #1, 2
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Bacterial Cultures – Colonies Selected by Steven from Steven’s Re-Streaked Plate

Inoculated 5mL of 1x LB + Kan50 (made by Steven on 3/23/11). Incubated O/N @ 37C, 250RPM. Will perform mini preps tomorrow. The following samples were selected (red text on the plate):

  • #9
  • #10
  • #13
  • #43
  • #45
  • #49
  • #56
  • #58
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Colony PCR – Colonies from COX1 Genomic Cloning (from 20110411)

Ran colony PCR on various colonies produced from cloning on 20110411. All colonies were picked, re-streaked on Kan50 plate(s) and PCR’d. Master mix calcs are here. Cycling params:

  • 95C – 10mins

40cycles of:

  • 95C – 30s
  • 55C – 30s
  • 72C – 3mins
  • 72C – 10mins

Results:

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