DNA Quantification – Ava’s RLO Trasmission Samples

Quantified DNA extractions from Ava’s samples that I isolated earlier this month, as well as some older samples that I hadn’t quantified yet.

Used the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 and the Qubit dsDNA BR Kit (broad range). Used 5uL of template for the first and third groups and 1uL of template for the second group (see Results below).

All data was added to the master extraction spreadsheet (Google Sheet): ava_abalone_master_extraction_list

Results:

20171101_ava_rlo_quantification_qubit_01 (Google Sheet)

20171101_ava_rlo_quantification_qubit_02 (Google Sheet)

20171101_ava_rlo_quantification_qubit_03 (Google Sheet)

Plasmid Isolation – pCR2.1/OsHv-1_ORF117 Miniprep

The last run at this failed, but I think that was due to old ampicillin stocks; leading to no selective pressure for transformants that actually contained plasmid.

I’ve since remedied that.

Grew up 5mL of culture from the only two transformants in 1xLB + 100ug/mL of (fresh!) ampicillin @ 37C on a rocking platform in a 15mL conical over night (~18hrs).

Isolated plasmid DNA from the entire 3mL of culture (repeated pelleting of bacteria in the same 1.5mL snap cap tube) using the QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit, according to their protocol.

Eluted DNA with 50uL of EB Buffer.

Quantified on the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 using the dsDNA BR Kit (broad range) and 10uL of sample.

Results:

Quantification (Google Sheet): 20170817_quantification_oshv_orf117_plasmid

Colony 1 – 130ng/uL
Colony 2 – 148ng/uL

Yields look perfect. Will submit for sequencing at Genewiz (they need 10uL of ~50ng/uL DNA) and see what we have here…

Plasmid Isolation – pCR2.1/OsHv-1_ORF117 Miniprep

Grew up 5mL of culture from re-streaked colony #1 in 1xLB + 100ug/mL of ampicillin @ 37C on a rocking platform in a 15mL conical over night (~18hrs).

Isolated plasmid DNA from the entire 5mL of culture (repeated pelleting of bacteria in the same 1.5mL snap cap tube) using the QIAprep Spin Miniprep Kit, according to their protocol.

Eluted DNA with 50uL of EB Buffer.

Quantified on the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 using the dsDNA BR Kit (broad range) and 1uL of sample.

Results:

The results are not good. Using 1uL of the sample, I received an error message that the concentration was out of range – too low!

Repeated, but used 10uL of sample. Concentration was displayed as 1.13ng/uL!!

This is insufficient yield/concentration for sequencing.

It’s possible that the kit is too old (no receipt date marked on the box…)? The reagents shouldn’t go bad, but can the columns? I feel like the resins in the columns are pretty stable, just like the various buffers.

The ridiculously low yields could also possibly indicate that the bacteria don’t actually have the plasmid, but PCRs from yesterday suggest otherwise.

Maybe the column was overloaded? I’ll repeat this next week, but using smaller culture size and/or not using the column and perform an isopropanol precipitation instead…

And/or make fresh stock of ampicillin (current stock is many years old, but has been frozen).

DNA Quantification – Ava’s RLO Transmission DNA

Quantified the DNA I isolated on 20170504 and earlier today using the Roberts Lab’s Qubit 3.0 and the dsDNA Broad Range assay.

Used 1uL of each sample.

Results:

The following samples were below the level of sensitivity of the Qubit assay:

  • 15:09-142
  • 15:11-113
  • 15:11-147
  • 15:11-149

Qubit output data (Google Sheet): 20170509_Ava_RLO_quantification_qubit

An easier-to-read summary of all the samples is here (Google Sheet): 20170502_Ava_Ab_List

 

DNA Extraction & Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 35 tissue samples provided by Ava. Presumably, the tissues were digestive gland and I believe they were preserved in ethanol. The list of samples are listed below.

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

After extraction, the samples were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA BR reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the boxes “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 2″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Results:

Raw Qubit Readout (Google Sheet): 20160817_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

DNA Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Samples

DNA samples from yesterday and this morning were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA BR reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

Results:

Raw Qubit readout (Google Sheet): 20160810_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

DNA Extraction & Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 27 tissue samples provided by Ava. Presumably, the tissues were digestive gland and I believe they were preserved in ethanol. The list of samples can be seen in the results below.

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

After extraction, the samples were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA BR reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the box “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 1″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Results:

cage_number accession_number concentration(ng/μL)
9 15:10-29 92
2 15:10-40 114
2 15:10-41 102
2 15:10-42 96
2 15:10-43 101
2 15:10-44 128
11 15:8-95 73
11 15:8-96 74
11 15:8-97 73
11 15:8-98 130
11 15:8-99 42
1 15:8-100 106
1 15:8-101 96
1 15:8-102 91
1 15:8-103 79
1 15:8-104 48
1 15:8-105 197
1 15:10-1 43
1 15:10-2 187
1 15:10-3 123
1 15:10-4 83
1 15:10-5 123
27 15:11-30 82
27 15:11-31 121
27 15:11-32 83
27 15:11-33 113
27 15:11-34 66

Raw Qubit readout (Google Sheet): 20160725_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

DNA Extraction & Quantification – Ava Withering Syndrome Transmission Study Tissues

Isolated DNA from 24 tissue samples provided by Ava. Presumably, the tissues were digestive gland and I believe they were preserved in ethanol. The list of samples can be seen in the results below.

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

After extraction, the samples were quantified using the Roberts Lab Qubit 3.0 (Life Technologies) using the Qubit ds DNA BR reagents. Used 1μL of each sample.

Samples were stored at 4C in FSH240 in the box “Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions by Sam Box 1″. See the master spreadsheet at the bottom of this post for specific sample locations within this box.

Results:

cage_number accession_number concentration(ng/uL)
21 15:11-89 168
21 15:11-90 69.2
21 15:11-91 70.4
21 15:11-92 58.8
21 15:11-93 61.6
17 15:11-84 48
17 15:11-85 80
17 15:11-86 138
17 15:11-87 68
17 15:11-88 18.2
23 15:9-144 60
23 15:9-145 72
23 15:9-146 121
23 15:9-147 159
23 15:9-148 41.8
20 15:11-100 29
20 15:11-101 133
20 15:11-102 116
20 15:11-103 163
20 15:11-104 162
9 15:10-25 226
9 15:10-26 133
9 15:10-27 182
9 15:10-28 194

 

Raw Qubit readout (Google Sheet): 20160721_DNA_quant_Qubit_Ava_abalone_WS

Master spreadsheet for these, and future, samples for this project (Google Sheet): Ava WS Transmission DNA Extractions

 

DNA Isolation – Black Abalone 2nd Experiment 08:13 Accessions

Isolated DNA from EtOH-preserved black abalone digestive gland tissue from the 2nd black abalone experiment.

There’s some odd background in regards to these samples which I previously described here that might be worth reviewing.

DNA was isolated using the QIAamp Fast DNA Stool Kit (Qiagen). Tissues were weighed and briefly homogenized with a disposable pestle in InhibitEX Buffer. Manufacturer’s protocol was followed. DNA  was eluted in 100μL of Buffer ATE and quantified on the Roberts Lab Qubit3.0 (ThermoFisher) using 1μL with the Qubit dsDNA Broad Range assay.

Results:

Google Sheet: 20160421_DNA_isolation_08:13_subset

 

DNA Isolation – Black Abalone 2nd Experiment 08:13 Accessions

Oddly, I was unable to find any DNA for the 08:13 samples that should have been previously qPCR’d for RLO.

Instead, I tracked down the EtOH-preserved digestive gland (DG) tissues from when these were initially sampled. The box contained both of the “QPCR” tissue samples, however, many of them had dried out. This fact had already been denoted on the outside of the box and on the tubes.

Finding these samples is a bit strange. It’s odd because if someone had performed qPCR analysis on these 08:13 samples, the DNA should’ve come from either of the two “QPCR” tissue samples; but, looking at the vials, it seems like no tissue has been removed from any of the tubes…

Additionally, despite the fact that the spreadsheet Carolyn provided me with the other day indicating that the 08:13 samples are from the 2nd black abalone experiment, the label on this box indicates that these are from the 1st black abalone experiment… Despite this, I’m fairly certain these are indeed from Experiment 2, as these accession numbers have never been brought up before in any of Lisa’s extensive work on the 1st black abalone experiment.

I extracted DNA using the QIAmp Fast DNA Stool Mini Kit (Qiagen) from the following samples. DNA was eluted with 100μL of Buffer ATE and quantified on the Roberts Lab Qubit3.0 (ThermoFisher) using 1μL.

ACCESSION
08:13-2
08:13-3
08:13-4
08:13-5
08:13-6
08:13-7
08:13-11
08:13-12
08:13-13
08:13-14
08:13-16
08:13-17

Results:

Google Sheet: 20160329_DNA_isolation_08:13_subset

Will run qPCRs (WSN1, RLOv DNA helicase, and XenoCal prophage portal) on these samples tomorrow.

DNA has been stored in an existing box in the full-sized -20C freezer in FSH240 and the label on the box has been updated to include these samples.