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#1 xyz74

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Posted 24 February 2009 - 05:40 PM

I have a question about plasmids. I amplified my cDNA into pOTB7 vector (chloramphenicol resistance). I did the sequencing and got 100% match with my gene of interest.

Then I RE digested this plasmid and pcI-neo (amp resistance) and did ligation etc. When I sequence this new plasmid, I am getting about 10 mutations in each primer that I used.

I am confused because the first plasmid is fine but the second one is full of mutations. Also the RE sites in pcI neo are only 5 bases apart. Does that have anything to do with the mutations?

Thanks.

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 12:08 AM

I have a question about plasmids. I amplified my cDNA into pOTB7 vector (chloramphenicol resistance). I did the sequencing and got 100% match with my gene of interest.

Then I RE digested this plasmid and pcI-neo (amp resistance) and did ligation etc. When I sequence this new plasmid, I am getting about 10 mutations in each primer that I used.

I am confused because the first plasmid is fine but the second one is full of mutations. Also the RE sites in pcI neo are only 5 bases apart. Does that have anything to do with the mutations?

Thanks.


You got only one construct/clone (I mean the second one)? If not, did other clones give you the same problem?

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Posted 25 February 2009 - 05:34 PM

I checked only one clone so far, I am thinking of picking more colonies and sequencing them also to see if the problem continues.

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Posted 28 February 2009 - 08:45 AM

I would guess something is wrong in one of the 2 vectors. Better go back to the original plasmid and verify sequence again. Also look at the original sequence data. They can give a better idea.




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