DNase Treatment – Abalone Water Filters for RLO Viability

The RNA I isolated earlier today was subjected to DNase treatment using the Turbo DNA-free Kit (Invitrogen), following the manufacturer’s standard protocol.

After DNase inactivation treatment, the RNA was transferred (recovered ~19uL from each samples)  to a clear, low-profile PCR plate.

The plate layout is here (Google Sheet): 20170309_RLO_viability_DNased_RNA_plate_layout

The samples will be subjected to qPCR to assess the presence/absence of residual gDNA. The plate of DNased RNA was stored @ -80C in the original box that the water filters were stored in.

An overview of the experiment and the various treatments are viewable in the “Viability Trial 2″ tab of Lisa’s spreadsheet (Google Sheet): RLO Viability & ID50

DNase Treatment – Water Filter RNA from 20161130

Continued preparation of this RNA to assess withering syndrome viability in the water column. I treated the RNA I isolated on 20161130 using the Turbo DNA-free (Ambion) DNase kit, according to their protocol.

Added the following to each sample:

  • 2.5μL 10x buffer
  • 1.5μL H2O
  • 1μL DNase

Incubated @ 37C for 1hr.

Added 0.1 volumes (2.5μL) of DNase Inactivation reagent and incubated at RT for 2mins (with mixing). Pelleted inactivation reagent: 10,000g, 2mins, RT. Transferred supe to new tube.

Samples were labelled as “DNased RNA”, their existing sample name (see below), and stored @ -80C.

Sample names:

  • T0A
  • T0B
  • T1A
  • T1B
  • T1A C
  • T1B C
  • T3A
  • T3B
  • T7A
  • T7B
  • T7A C
  • T7B C

DNase – Withering Syndrome RNA

Withering syndrome RNA, extracted from water filters, was confirmed via qPCR to contain detectable quantities of withering syndrome DNA. Before proceeding to make cDNA, residual gDNA carryover from the RNA extraction needs to be removed.

Performed DNase treatment with the Turbo DNA-free Kit (Ambion/Life Technologies), following the rigorous. Used 10μL of each of the following template RNA:

  • Day 0-1
  • Day 3-1
  • Day 7-1
  • Day 11-1

Reactions were performed in a volume of 50μL. Used 1μL of DNase for the first 30mins @ 37C and then added an additional 1μL of DNase for the final 30mins @ 37C. Samples were inactivated according to the manufacturer’s protocol and spec’d on the Roberts Lab NanoDrop1000.


Yields are consistent. The OD260/280 values are still poor (didn’t expect them to change, though). Will qPCR to verify removal of gDNA.