Tag Archives: Vibrio tubiashii

qPCR – Tim’s adult gigas challenge cDNA (from today)

Set up qPCR with EF1 primers and IL17 Internal primers. Plate layout/setup is here. Note: gDNA sample used as a “positive” control will NOT amplify with the EF1 primers.

Results: Processed with PCR Miner. Normalized to EF1. Standard Error bars. Here is spreadsheet with workup.

IL17 Internal:

No significant differences between any treatments.

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RNA Isolation – Tim’s adult gigas challenge samples

RNA was isolated using 500uL of TriReagent for all samples. Samples were resuspended in 100uL of 0.1%DEPC-H2O and spec’d. Samples stored in Tim’s “NAME OF BOX” box.

Results:

AC# = Air Control Sample

CC# = CO2 Control Sample

AV# = Air Vibrio Sample

CV# = CO2 Vibrio Sample

All the samples look really good, even those that exhibited dark coloration carried over from extraction. Will check for gDNA contamination.

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qPCR – Repeat of qPCR from earlier today with fresh primer working stocks

This is an exact repeat of the qPCR from earlier today, but using a fresh working stock of the Vtub_16s_V3 primers. The plate layout/qPCR workup is here.

Results: Same as earlier today. Must be a bacterial contaminant somehwere that these 16s primers are picking up. Will order IGS primers that are species specific found in Lee et al. 2002.

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qPCR – Repeat of 20090227 qPCR with clean water

This is an exact repeat of the qPCR from Friday, but using a fresh aliquot of water for preparation. The plate layout/qPCR workup is here.

Results: Same as Friday. Fluorescence comes up way too fast and there is contamination present in in the water. Will repeat with a fresh preparation of the primer working stocks.

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qPCR – New 16s primers for V.tubiashii Control vs. Autoclaved gigas samples (see 20090224)

qPCR was performed using SensiMix/SYBR “kit” with DNAsed RNA samples from 20090224. This qPCR used the new V.tub_16s_V3 primers in hopes of getting better amplification; both in signal intensity and elimination of the double peak seen in the melting curves from 20090224. The plate layou/qPCR workup is here.

Results: Fluorescence comes up WAY too early; at like the 5th cycle! Also, there are two peaks in the melting curves. Additionally, there is a signal in the two water samples and the melting curve for this contamination matches up with one of the melting cure peaks seen in the actual sample melting curves. So, there is some sort of contamination somehwere. Will repeat this using a clean water for the master mix and hope the problem goes away.

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qPCR – Replicate of V.tubiashii Control vs. Autoclaved gigas samples (see yesterday)

This is a repeat of the qPCR from yesterday, but without the 16s and OmpW primer sets due to double peaks in melting curves yesterday. Plate layout/qPCR workup is here.

Results: Similar to yesterday’s results, the amplification looks a bit odd when viewing on a log scale. However, the linear scale curves look to be normal. Melting curves look good for all genes examined and there is not any detectable gDNA in the RNA samples. Excellent…

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qPCR – V.tubiashii Control vs. Autoclaved gigas samples (see below)

qPCR was performed using SensiMix/SYBR “kit” with DNAsed RNA samples and cDNA made earlier today. The plate layout/qPCR workup is here.

Results: Generally, the amplification looks a bit odd when viewing on a log scale. However, the linear scale curves look to be normal. There doesn’t appear to be any gDNA contamination in the RNA samples, BUT the Vtub_16sV2 primers used on the RNA samples also do not produce much of a signal in the cDNA either. The melting curves for the 16s and the Vtub_OmpW primer sets have multiple peaks. Will likely order new 16s primes, due to weak signal.

Will redo qPCR on the DNAsed RNA to make sure that the lack of detectable signal is due to lack of gDNA and NOT because the 16s primers don’t work. Also will repeat in order to have a replicate of the other samples.

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Reverse Transcription – V.tubiashii DNAsed RNA (from yesterday)

Set up the MMLV RT rxns with random primers using ~833ng DNAsed RNA (prepared yesterday) according to the Promega MMLV Product Insert. This procedure is slightly different than what is in our lab protocol for RT rxns. Here is the workup for the rxns. cDNA was stored @ -20C in the “Vibrio” box.

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RNA Isolation – V.tubiashii samples from autoclaved gigas exposure (from 20081218)

RNA was isolated from the Control and V.tub+gigas samples from the 0, 1, & 24hr time points using 1mL TriReagent. No visible pellets. Used 20uL of 0.1%DEPC-H2O to resuspend RNA. Incubated @ 55C, 5mins. Spec’d.

Results: RNA looks OK, but not great. For the “V.tub + gigas t=1″ sample, the third spec reading is correct. The first two had the air bubble error.

 

DNAse Treatment – V.tubiashii total RNA (see above)

1ug of RNA in a volume of 12uL was DNAsed using the Ambion DNA-free Kit according to their protocol. RNA was transferred to a fresh tube and stored @ -80C in Sam’s RNA Box #1.

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