Insert Sequence Problem in Cloning
Posted 05 January 2010 - 04:16 PM
I tried to clone my insert into pET15b and i managed to clone my insert into it. But when i sequence my clone there is an additional 7bp in my insert. This additional sequence is in my insert sequence. Why is there an additional sequence in my insert??? The insert is from pGEM, i clone my insert into pGEM then digest them and ligate into pET vector. All my insert sequence are inside my clones, but there are an additional 7bp in the sequence which is not meant to be there. This clones are in DH5alpha. My insert size is 924bp. The insert sequence in pGEM has not problem at all, the sequence has no extra 7bp in it.
correct insert sequence: GATCTGATGGTGGCTATGGGCTATGGCGGCAATCATGAGGATGCGGC
clone insert sequence : GATCTGATGGTGGCTATGGGCTATGGGCTATGGCGGCAATCATGAGGATGCGGC
Why is there an additional GCTATGG in my clone insert?? Could it be due to Slipped Strand Mispairing??
Thanks for reading my problem.
Posted 06 January 2010 - 10:58 AM
Maybe your plasmid was hit by a transposon, that jumped in and out, thereby duplicating this stretch of DNA (its common that they duplicate 7-8 bp by transposition).
Those things happen ...its molecular biology ...fascinating science!
Posted 06 January 2010 - 05:36 PM
Thank you very much.