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Ethanol Precipitation – Olympia oyster MBD

Precipitated the MBD enriched DNA from yesterday according to the MethylMiner Methylated DNA Enrichment Kit (Invitrogen) protocol.

However, since the protocol has two elution steps that are each saved separately from each other for each sample, I did the following to combine the two elution fractions into a single sample:

  • Pelleted one elution fraction from each sample
  • Discarded supernatant from pelleted sample
  • Transferred second elution fraction to the pellet from the first elution fraction
  • Pelleted second elution fraction

The rest of the ethanol precipitation procedure was followed per the manufacturer’s protocol.

Final pellets were resuspended in 25μL of Buffer EB (Qiagen) and stored @ 4C.

MBD enriched DNA will be quantified tomorrow.

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MBD Enrichment – Sonicated Olympia Oyster gDNA

Olympia oyster gDNA that had previously been sonicated and fragmented was enriched for the methylated fragments using the MethylMiner Methylated DNA Enrichment Kit (Invitrogen).

Prepared the following components:

  • 20mL 1x Bind/Wash Buffer (4mL 5x Bind/Wash Buffer + 16mL H2O)
  • 640μL of beads (35μL of beads x 18 samples )
  • 200μL MBD-Biotin Protein (63μL MBD-Biotin Protein + 137μL 1x Bind/Wash Buffer)

Followed the manufacturer’s protocol for input DNA quantities 1μg – 10μg.

Used single fraction, high salt elution.

Neglected to account for the control reaction during initial set up and did not have sufficient quantities of beads to run a control reaction.

The table below provides the individual sample volumes and the volumes of the buffer, beads, H2O for the MBD capture reactions.

Samples listed with “NA” were not processed because they did not fragment during sonication.

Sample Volume (μL) Buffer/Beads (μL) H2O (μL) Total (μL)
hc1_2B 75 135 290 500
hc1_4B 90 135 275 500
hc2_15B 75 135 290 500
hc2_17 75 135 290 500
hc3_1 75 135 290 500
hc3_5 75 135 290 500
hc3_7 70 135 295 500
hc3_9 NA NA NA NA
hc3_10 70 135 295 500
hc3_11 70 135 295 500
ss2_9B 190 135 175 500
ss2_14B 195 135 170 500
ss2_18B 195 135 170 500
ss3_3B 190 135 175 500
ss3_4B NA NA NA NA
ss3_14B 195 135 170 500
ss3_15B 195 135 170 500
ss3_16B 195 135 170 500
ss3_20 135 135 230 500
ss5_18 75 135 290 500

 

Non-captured & wash fractions were pooled into single samples and stored @ -20C.

MBD fraction was EtOH precipitated according to the manufacturer’s protocol and incubate O/N @ -80C.

 

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