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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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DNA Isolation – Geoduck gDNA for Illumina-initiated Sequencing Project

We were previously approached by Cindy Lawley (Illumina Market Development) for possible participation in an Illumina product development project, in which they wanted to have some geoduck tissue and DNA on-hand in case Illumina green-lighted the use of geoduck for testing out the new sequencing platform on non-model organisms. Well, guess what, Illumina has give the green light for sequencing our geoduck! However, they need at least 4μg of gDNA, so I’m isolating more.

Isolated DNA from ctenidia tissue from the same Panopea generosa individual used for the BGI sequencing efforts. Tissue was collected by Brent & Steven on 20150811.

Used the E.Z.N.A. Mollusc Kit (Omega) to isolate DNA from five separate ~60mg pieces of ctenidia tissue according to the manufacturer’s protocol, with the following changes:

  • Samples were homogenized with plastic, disposable pestle in 350μL of ML1 Buffer
  • Incubated homogenate at 60C for 1hr
  • No optional steps were used
  • Performed three rounds of 24:1 chloroform:IAA treatment
  • Eluted each in 50μL of Elution Buffer and pooled into a single sample

Quantified the DNA using the Qubit dsDNA BR Kit (Invitrogen). Used 1μL of DNA sample.

Concentration = 162ng/μL (Quant data is here [Google Sheet]: 20170105_gDNA_geoduck_qubit_quant

Yield is great (total = ~32μg).

Evaluated gDNA quality (i.e. integrity) by running 162ng (1μL) of sample on 0.8% agarose, low-TAE gel stained with ethidium bromide.

Used 5μL of O’GeneRuler DNA Ladder Mix (ThermoFisher).

 

Results:

 

 

DNA looks good: bright high molecular weight band, minimal smearing, and minimal RNA carryover (seen as more intense “smear” at ~500bp).

Will send off 10μg (they only requested 4μg) so that they have extra to work with in case they come across any issues.

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DNA Isolation – Geoduck gDNA for Potential Illumina-initiated Sequencing Project

We were approached by Cindy Lawley (Illumina Market Development) yesterday to see if we’d be able to participate in some product development. We agreed and need some geoduck DNA to send them, in case she’s able to get our species greenlighted for use.

Isolated DNA from ctenidia tissue from the same Panopea generosa individual used for the BGI sequencing efforts. Tissue was collected by Brent & Steven on 20150811.

Used the E.Z.N.A. Mollusc Kit (Omega) to isolate DNA from two separate 50mg pieces of ctenidia tissue according to the manufacturer’s protocol, with the following changes:

  • Samples were homogenized with plastic, disposable pestle in 350μL of ML1 Buffer
  • Incubated homogenate at 60C for 1hr
  • No optional steps were used
  • Performed three rounds of 24:1 chloroform:IAA treatment
  • Eluted each in 50μL of Elution Buffer and pooled into a single sample

Quantified the DNA using the Qubit dsDNA BR Kit (Invitrogen). Used 1μL of DNA sample.

Concentration = 19.4ng/μL (Quant data is here [Google Sheet]: 20161221_gDNA_qubit_quant

Yield is low (~1.8μg), but have enough to satisfy the minimum of 1μg requested by Cindy Lawley.

Evaluated gDNA quality (i.e. integrity) by running ~250ng (12.5μL) of sample on 0.8% agarose, low-TAE gel stained with ethidium bromide.

Used 5μL of O’GeneRuler DNA Ladder Mix (ThermoFisher).

 

Results:

 

 

 

 

Overall, the sample looks good. Strong, high molecular weight band is present with minimal smearing. However, there is a smear in the ~500bp range. This is most likely residual RNA. This is surprsing since the E.Z.N.A Mollusc Kit includes n RNase step. Regardless, having intact, high molecular weight DNA is the important part for this project. Will prepare to send remainder (~1.5μg) of geoduck to Illumina with other requested samples.

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