Tag Archives: DNA Isolation

DNA Isolation & Quantification – Crassostrea virginica Mantle gDNA

DNA was isolated from a single adult Eastern oyster (Crassostrea virginica) for a pilot project with Qiagen to test their new DNA bisulfite conversion kit. The oyster was obtained yesterday afternoon (20171210) from the Taylo rShellfish Pioneer Square location. The oyster was stored @ 4C O/N.

The oyster was shucked and four pieces of upper mantle tissue (~35mg each) were snap frozen in liquid nitrogen (LN2). Tissues were pulverized under LN2 and then DNA was isolated separately from each sample using the E.Z.N.A. Mollusc DNA Kit (Omega) according to the manufcaturer’s protocol.

Samples were eluted with 100uL of Elution Buffer and were pooled into a single tube.

The gDNA was quantified using the Qubit 3.0 (Invitrogen) and Qubit dsDNA Broad Range Kit (Invitrogen), using 5uL of sample.

Results:

Qubit (Google Sheet): 20171211_qubit_virginica_DNA

Concentration is 58.4ng/uL.

That makes the total yield ~23.36ug (23360ng). This is more than enough to perform two separate MeDIP preps and two separate reduced representation digestions with MspI.

Will proceed with shearing of DNA for MeDIP.

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DNA Isolation & Quantification – C. virginica Gonad gDNA

I isolated DNA from the Crassotrea virginica gonad samples sent by Katie Lotterhos using the E.Z.N.A. Mollusc Kit with the following modifications:

  • Samples were homogenized with plastic, disposable pestle in 350μL of ML1 Buffer
  • No optional steps were used
  • Eluted each in 100μL of Elution Buffer and pooled into a single sample

NOTE: Sample 034 did not process properly (no phase separation after 24:1 chlorform:IAA addition – along with suggested additions of ML1 Buffer) and was discarded.

Quantified the DNA using the Qubit dsDNA BR Kit (Invitrogen). Used 2μL of DNA sample.

Samples were stored in the same box the tissue was delivered in and stored in the same location in our -80C: rack 8, row 5, column 4.

Results:

Qubit (Google Sheet): 20171114_qubit_Cvirginica_gDNA

Ample DNA in all samples for MBDseq. (Refer to “Original Sample Conc.” column in spreadsheet.)

Will let Steven & Katie know.

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DNA Isolation – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 17 red abalone digestive gland tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed, minced with a razor blade, and transferred to 2mL snap cap tube containing 1mL of InhibtEX Buffer.

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

Minced tissue was incubated at 70C O/N.

These samples were actually incubated O/N on 20171012. I dropped the rack containing these tubes after the initial incubation and these tubes popped open and spilled.

Since I used all of the tissue, I have nothing to go back to. I’ve attempted to recover as much of the remaining supernatant in each of these tubes. I brought the volume of each tube up to 600mL with Inhibitex Buffer and proceeded with the isolations.

Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE
Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): ava_abalone_master_extraction_list

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DNA Isolation – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 96 red abalone digestive gland tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed, minced with a razor blade, and transferred to 2mL snap cap tube containing 1mL of InhibtEX Buffer.

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

Minced tissue was incubated at 70C O/N
Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE
Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): ava_abalone_master_extraction_list

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DNA Isolation – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 144 red abalone digestive gland tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed, minced with a razor blade, and transferred to 2mL snap cap tube containing 1mL of InhibtEX Buffer.

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

Minced tissue was incubated at 70C O/N
Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE
Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): ava_abalone_master_extraction_list

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DNA Isolation – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 58 red abalone digestive gland tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed, minced with a razor blade, and transferred to 2mL snap cap tube containing 1mL of InhibtEX Buffer.

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

  • Minced tissue was incubated at 70C O/N
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): ava_abalone_master_extraction_list

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DNA Isolation – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 26 red abalone digestive gland tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed, minced with a razor blade, and transferred to 2mL snap cap tube containing 1mL of InhibtEX Buffer.

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

  • Minced tissue was incubated at 70C O/N
  • Followed “human DNA analysis” protocol (to maximize sample recovery)
  • Eluted DNA with 100μL Buffer ATE

Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): ava_abalone_master_extraction_list

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DNA Extraction – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 19 red abalone digestive gland tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed and then DNA extracted.

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 were stored at 4C in FSH240 in racks for qPCR later today.

Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

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DNA Extraction – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from five tissue samples.

Tissue was weighed and then DNA extracted.

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 were stored at 4C in FSH240 in racks for qPCR and quantification later today.

Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): 20170502_Ava_Ab_List

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DNA Extraction – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 117 tissue samples that I weighed out yesterday.

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 were stored at 4C in FSH240 in racks for qPCR and quantification next week.

Sample information is in this spreadsheet (Google Sheet): 20170502_Ava_Ab_List

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