EZ-Tn5™ <R6Kγori/KAN-2> Insertion Kit
Random insertion of R6K origin for rescue of flanking DNA or plasmids
- Insert R6K origin randomly into any DNA sequence in vitro
- Skip primer walking - simplify Sanger sequencing of large DNA inserts
- Rescue clones in E. coli host expressing the pir gene product
- Minimize insertion bias with the hyperactive Tn5 system, known for highest level of randomness
- "Rescue" of plasmids or any other circularized DNA (e.g., mitochondrial DNA) that would not otherwise replicate in E. coli because they lack a recognizable origin of replication and/or a selectable marker.
- Preparation of DNA sequencing templates from transposon insertion clones without primer walking or additional subcloning.
- Creation of a library of random gene knockouts in vitro to facilitate genetic analysis of plasmid-encoded genes.
The EZ-Tn5™ <R6Kγori/KAN-2> Insertion Kit* facilitates
the sequencing and genetic analysis of plasmids or any other circularized DNA
that would not otherwise replicate in E. coli.1,2 The kit
is based upon the EZ-Tn5™ <R6Kγori/KAN-2> Transposon
which carries the E. coli R6Kγ conditional origin of replication
(R6Kγori) and a kanamycin resistance marker. A simple, one-step,
2-hour in vitro reaction randomly inserts the transposon into the target
DNA. Then an aliquot of the reaction is used to transform an E. coli host
expressing the pir gene product, which is required for replication from
the R6Kγori. Insertion clones are selected on kanamycin plates
and can be sequenced bidirectionally using the provided primers that are homologous
to the ends of the transposon. Clones can be maintained in Epicentre's TransforMax™ EC100D™ pir+ or
TransforMax™ EC100D™ pir-116 strains.3
| ||Figure 1. A plasmid containing the EZ-Tn5™ <R6Kγori/KAN-2> Transposon can be maintained in TransforMax™ EC100D™ pir+ cells at ~15 copies per cell (Lanes 1-4) or TransforMax™ EC100D™ pir-116 cells at ~250 copies per cell (Lanes 5-8). Colonies from randomly chosen clones were processed using the Colony Fast-Screen™ Kit. A 5-microliter aliquot of lysate was loaded per lane. M, supercoiled DNA ladder. |
- Jendrisak, J. et al. (2002) Epicentre Forum 9(1), 14.
- Yoon, Y. and Koob, M. (2003) Epicentre Forum 10(2), 10.
- Metcalf, W.W. et al. (1994) Gene 138, 1.
*Covered by issued and/or pending patents, exclusively licensed or assigned to Epicentre® (an Illumina® Company).
EZ-Tn5™ Transposase, EZ-Tn5™ <R6Kyori
/KAN-2> Transposon, EZ-Tn5™ 10X Reaction Buffer, EZ-Tn5™ 10X Stop Solution, Forward and Reverse Primers, Control Target DNA, Sterile Water.