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qPCRs – Ronit’s C.gigas ploidy/dessication/heat stress cDNA (1:5 dilution)

IMPORTANT: The cDNA used for the qPCRs described below was a 1:5 dilution of Ronit’s cDNA made 20181017 with the following primers! Diluted cDNA was stored in his -20oC box with his original cDNA.

The following primers were used:

18s

  • Cg_18s_F (SR ID: 1408)

  • Cg_18s_R (SR ID: 1409)

EF1 (elongation factor 1)

  • EF1_qPCR_5′ (SR ID: 309)
  • EF1_qPCR_3′ (SR ID: 308)

HSC70 (heat shock cognate 70)

  • Cg_hsc70_F (SR ID: 1396)
  • Cg_hsc70_R2 (SR ID: 1416)

HSP90 (heat shock protein 90)

  • Cg_Hsp90_F (SR ID: 1532)
  • Cg_Hsp90_R (SR ID: 1533)

DNMT1 (DNA methyltransferase 1)

  • Cg_DNMT1_F (SR ID: 1511)
  • Cg_DNMT1_R (SR ID: 1510)

Prx6 (peroxiredoxin 6)

  • Cg_Prx6_F (SR ID: 1381)
  • Cg_Prx6_R (SR ID: 1382)

Samples were run on Roberts Lab CFX Connect (BioRad). All samples were run in duplicate. See qPCR Report (Results section) for plate layout, cycling params, etc.

qPCR master mix calcs (Google Sheet):


RESULTS

No analysis here. Will analyze data and post in different notebook entry. This entry just contains the qPCR setup, resulting data, and a glimpse of how each primer performed.

Nothing is broken down based on sample ploidy or experimental conditions.

18s

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Amplication Plots

Melt Curves


DNMT1

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Amplication Plots

Melt Curves


EF1

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Amplication Plots – Manual Threshold (Linear)

Amplication Plots – Manual Threshold (Log)

Amplication Plots – Automatic Threshold (Linear)

Amplication Plots – Automatic Threshold (Log)

Melt Curves


HSC70

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Amplication Plots

Melt Curves


HSP90

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Amplication Plots

Melt Curves


Prx6

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Amplication Plots

Melt Curves

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qPCR – Ronit’s DNAsed C.gigas Ploidy/Dessication RNA with elongation factor primers

After I figured out the appropriate DNA and primers to use to detect gDNA in Crassostrea gigas samples, I checked Ronit’s DNased ctenidia RNA (from 20181016) for residual gDNA.

Elongation factor primers:

  • EF1_qPCR_5′ (SRID 309)
  • EF1_qPCR_3′ (SRID 310)

BB16 from 20090519 was used as a positive control.

Samples were run on Roberts Lab CFX Connect (BioRad). All samples were run in duplicate. See qPCR Report (Results section) for plate layout, cycling params, etc.

qPCR master mix calcs (Google Sheet):


Results

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

In the plots below, green is the positive control, blue are the samples, and red is the no template control (NTC).

Everything looks great! Nice, clean, gDNA-free RNA! Will proceed with reverse transcription.


Amplification Plots


Melt Curves

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qPCR – C.gigas primer and gDNA tests with 18s and EF1 primers

The [qPCR I ran earlier today to check for residual gDNA in Ronit's DNased RNA] turned out terribly, due to a combination of bad primers and, possibly, bad gDNA.

I tracked down some different primers for testing:

  • Cg_18s_1644_F (SRID 1168)
  • Cg_18s_1750_R (SRID 1169)
  • EF1_qPCR_5′ (SRID 309)
  • EF1_qPCR_3′ (SRID 310)

In addition to BB15 from 20090519, I decided to test out BB16 from 20090519 as a positive control.

Samples were run on Roberts Lab CFX Connect (BioRad). All samples were run in duplicate. See qPCR Report (Results section) for plate layout, cycling params, etc.

qPCR master mix calcs (Google Sheet):


Results

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Looks like the elongation factor (EF1) primers and BB16 gDNA as a positive control are the way to go.

In the plots below, the black lines are BB16, the green lines are BB15, and the red lines are no template controls (NTC).

The amplification plots show that the EF1 primers do not amplify with BB15, but do amplify with BB16 (black lines Cq ~34). The 18s primers amplify with both BB15 & BB16 (Cq ~16 & ~18, respecitively), but produce primer dimers (red lines in amplification and melt curve plots).


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Melt Curves

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qPCR – Ronit’s DNAsed C.gigas Ploidy/Dessication RNA with 18s primers

After DNasing Ronit’s RNA earlier today, I needed to check for any residual gDNA.

Identified some old, old C.gigas 18s primers that should amplify gDNA:

  • gigas18s_fw (SRID 157)
  • gigas18s_rv (SRID 156)

Used some old C.gigas gDNA (BB15 from 20090519) as a positive control.

Samples were run on Roberts Lab CFX Connect (BioRad). All samples were run in duplicate. See qPCR Report (Results section) for plate layout, cycling params, etc.

qPCR master mix calcs (Google Sheet):


Results

qPCR Report (PDF):

qPCR File (PCRD):

qPCR Data (CSV):

Well, this primer set and/or the gDNA is not good. In the plots below, the positive control gNDA is in green, samples in blue, and no template controls (NTC) are in red.

Poor performance is most easily noticed when looking at the melt curves. They have multiple peaks, suggesting non-specific amplification, even in the positive control.

Additionally, although less evident from just looking at the plots, is the replicates are highly inconsistent. Although it’s possible that might be due to poor technique, it’s very unlikely.

Will have to identify different primers and/or positive control DNA.


Amplification Plots


Melt Curves

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qPCR – Ava’s RLO Transmission Samples

Ran five plates of qPCRs on bunch of DNA I extracted ealier this month.

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20171026_qPCR_WSN1_Ava_Samples

Plate layouts, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the corresponding qPCR Reports (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, based on Lisa’s development of the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

Results:

Curves looked great on each plate. See images at bottom of post.

NOTE: Plate #5 had a missed rep; I think this was due to a bad pipette tip. I excluded the 3e4 point of the curve in the analysis.

PLATE #1

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-26 07-31-12_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-26 07-31-12_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #2

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-26 09-02-31_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-26 09-02-31_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #3

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-26 10-32-10_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-26 10-32-10_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #4

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-26 12-01-33_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-26 12-01-33_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #5

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-26 13-31-05_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-26 13-31-05_CC009827.pcrd


PLATE #1


PLATE #2


PLATE #3


PLATE #4


PLATE #5

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qPCR – Ava’s RLO Transmission Samples

Ran five plates of qPCRs on bunch of DNA I extracted ealier this month.

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20171025_qPCR_WSN1_Ava_Samples

Plate layouts, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the corresponding qPCR Reports (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, based on Lisa’s development of the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

Results:

Curves looked great on each plate. See images at bottom of post.

NOTE: Plate #5 had a missed rep; I think this was due to a bad pipette tip. I excluded the 3e4 point of the curve in the analysis.

PLATE #1

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-25 08-35-04_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-25 08-35-04_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #2

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-25 10-05-57_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-25 10-05-57_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #3

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-25 11-36-44_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-25 11-36-44_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #4

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-25 13-10-13_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-25 13-10-13_CC009827.pcrd

PLATE #5

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-10-25 14-40-08_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-10-25 14-40-08_CC009827.pcrd


PLATE #1


PLATE #2


PLATE #3


PLATE #4


PLATE #5

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qPCR – Check New Withering Syndrome p18RK7 Plasmid Standard Curve Dilution

This is a qPCR to test the fresh p18RK7 dilution I made earlier today, and verify it works well (i.e. linear spread, good R^2 value, same Cqs as previous curve dilution, etc.).

Master mix calcs were re-used from previous standard curve check (Google Sheet): 20161128 – qPCR WS p18RK7 Curve Check

I made three separate master mixes to check the curve three times.

All samples were run in duplicate. Plate layout, cycling params, etc. are in the qPCR Report (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, as previously determined by Lisa for this assay.

Results:

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-06-29 12-49-46_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX): Sam_2017-06-29 12-49-46_CC009827.pcrd

 

I screwed something up in the dilution series. Seems difficult to screw up something so basic, but the results don’t lie. Will discard this curve and will remake the curve and re-test. Argh!

 

 

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qPCR – Ava’s RLO Transmission Samples

Due to a wonky standard curve, I repeated the qPCR from earlier this week.

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20170619_qPCR_WSN1_Ava_Samples

Plate layouts, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the corresponding qPCR Reports (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, based on Lisa’s development of the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

Results:

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-06-21 07-39-31_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-06-21 07-39-31_CC009827.pcrd

 

Well, unfortunately, it looks like the curve has gone wonky. This is two consecutive runs with the same behavior. A new curve will have to be made and tested.

 

 

 

 

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qPCR – Ava’s RLO Transmission Samples

Ran qPCRs on the DNA I extracted on 20170504 and earlier today.

The full list of samples is here (Google Sheet): 20170502_Ava_Ab_List

Standard curve was p18RK7 from 20161128.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here (Google Sheet): 20170509_qPCR_WSN1_Ava_Samples

Plate layouts, cycling params, etc. can be seen in the corresponding qPCR Reports (see Results below).

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580, based on Lisa’s development of the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

Results:

Curves look good on all runs (except the one that’s been noted and has been repeated). Will pass along to Ava and Carolyn.

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-05-09 07-29-36_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-05-09 07-29-36_CC009827.pcrd

 


This plate has a bad curve and needs to be re-run! It has been repeated below!

I’ve included this for posterity only!

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-05-09 08-56-22_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-05-09 08-56-22_CC009827.pcrd


 

 

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-05-09 10-21-15_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-05-09 10-21-15_CC009827.pcrd

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-05-09 11-44-42_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-05-09 11-44-42_CC009827.pcrd

 

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-05-09 13-07-46_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX96): Sam_2017-05-09 13-07-46_CC009827.pcrd

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qPCR – CDFW White Abalone Samples (RLOv DNA helicase)

The samples that CDFW sent us earlier were previously checked for RLO presence with the withering syndrome qPCR assay.

Standard curve was from 20151106.

All samples were run in duplicate.

Master mix calcs are here; since I ran these with the other samples, the master mix used was part of the other project indicated in the spreadsheet (Google Sheet): 20170420 – qPCR RLOv DNA Helicase

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

Baseline threshold was manually set to 580.5, as previously determined.

Results:

qPCR Report (PDF): Sam_2017-04-20 07-50-18_CC009827.pdf
qPCR Data File (CFX): Sam_2017-04-20 07-50-18_CC009827.pcrd

Standard curve looks good and all samples provided come up positive for RLOv DNA helicase.

I’ve compiled the raw data of both the WSN qPCR and this in this Google Sheet: 20170420_CDFW_White_Ab_qPCR_summary

Here’s a summary table of the results (copy numbers are mean copies from qPCR replicates):

SAMPLE RLOV DNA HELICASE (COPIES) WSN1 (COPIES)
SF16-76_DG-1  165318.58 169.25
 SF16-76_DG-2  47839.81  20.70
 SF16-76_PE-1  1036697.17 633.75
 SF16-76_PE-2  46763.60  296.83
 SF17-17  117.29  2.16

NOTE: The WSN1 copies for SF17-17 is below the accepted detection limit of the qPCR assay (i.e. < 3 copies).

Will share my notebooks and spreadsheet with Blythe at CDFW.

Amplification Plots

Green = Standard Curve

Blue = Samples

Red = No template control

 

 

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