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ig™ 5-alpha Chemically Competent Cells

$75.00$450.00


    6x50µl - $75.00 (Cat.# 1031-06 )

    12x50µ - $115.00 (Cat.# 1031-12 )

    24x50µl - $185.00 (Cat.# 1031-24 )

    6x100µl - $100.00 (Cat.# 1032-12 )

    12x100µl - $175.00 (Cat.# 1032-24 )

    24x100µl - $300.00 (Cat.# 1032-48 )

    6x200µl - $140.00 (Cat.# 1034-24 )

    12x200µl - $260.00 (Cat.# 1034-48 )

    1x96 well plate (20µl/well) - $450.00 (Cat.# 1038-96 )

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Description

Intact Genomics chemically competent E. coli cells are suitable for high efficiency transformation in a wide variety of applications such as cloning and sub-cloning.

Additional information

µl

6×50µl, 12×50µ, 24×50µl, 6×100µl, 12×100µl, 24×100µl, 6×200µl, 12×200µl, 1×96 well plate (20µl/well)

Specifications

Competent cell type:        Chemically competent
Derivative of:                     DH5α™
Species:                               E. coli
Format:                               Tubes
Transformation efficiency:         ≥1 x 109 cfu/µg pUC19
DNA
Blue/white screening:               Yes
Shipping condition:                  Dry ice

Reagents Needed for One Reaction

ig™ 5α chemically competent cells:        50 µl
DNA (or pUC19 Control, 10 pg/µl):           1 µl
Recovery medium:                                   1 ml

Storage

ig™ 5α competent cells:             -80 ºC
pUC19 control DNA:                 -20 ºC
Recovery medium:                       4 ºC

Genotype

Φ80 Δ(lacZ)M15 fhuA2 Δ(argF-lacZ)U169 phoA glnV44 gyrA96 recA1 relA1 endA1 thi-1hsdR17

Quality Control

Transformation efficiency is tested by using the pUC19 control DNA supplied with the kit and using the high efficiency transformation protocol. Transformation efficiency should be greater than 1×109 CFU/µg pUC19 DNA. Untransformed cells are tested for appropriate antibiotic sensitivity.

General Guidelines

Follow these guidelines when using ig™ 5α chemically competent cells.

  • Handle competent cells gently as they are highly sensitive to changes in temperature or mechanical lysis caused by pipetting.
  • Thaw competent cells on ice, and transform cells immediately following thawing. After adding DNA, mix by tapping the tube gently. Do not mix cells by pipetting or vortexing.

High Efficiency Transformation Protocol

Use this procedure to transform ig™ 5α chemically competent cells. We recommend verifying the transformation efficiency of the cells using the pUC19 control DNA supplied with the kit. Do not use these cells for electroporation.

  1. Remove competent cells from the -80 °C freezer and thaw completely on wet ice (10-15 minutes).
  2. Aliquot 1-5 µl (1 pg-100 ng) of DNA to the chilled microcentrifuge tubes on ice.
  3. When the cells are thawed, add 50 μl of cells to each DNA tube on ice and mix gently by tapping 4-5 times. For the pUC19 control, add 1 µl of (10 pg/µl) DNA to a chilled microcentrifuge tube, prior to adding 50 µl of Mix well by tapping. Do not pipette up and down or vortex to mix, this can harm cells and decrease transformation efficiency.
  4. Incubate the cells with DNA on ice for 30 minutes.
  5. After 30 minute ice incubation, heat shock the cells at 42 °C for 45 seconds.
  6. Transfer the tubes to ice for 2 minutes.
  7. Add 950 µl of Recovery Medium or any other medium of choice to each tube.
  8. Incubate tubes at 37 °C for 1 hour at 210 rpm.
  9. Spread 50 μl to 200 μl from each transformation onPre-warmed selection plates. We recommend plating two different volumes to ensure that at least one plate will have well-spaced colonies. For the pUC19 control, plate 50 μl on an LB plate containing 100 μg/ml ampicillin. Use sterilized spreader or autoclaved ColiRoller™ plating beads to spread evenly.
  10. Incubate the plates overnight at 37 °C.

 

5 Minute Transformation Protocol

The following procedure results in only ~10% of the transformation efficiency as the protocol listed above.

  1. Remove competent cells from the -80 °C freezer and thaw in your hand.
  2. Aliquot 1-5 µl (1 pg-100 ng) of DNA to the microcentrifuge tubes. Do not pipette up and down or vortex to mix, this can harm cells and decrease transformation efficiency.
  3. Incubate the cells with DNA on ice for 2 minutes.
  4. After 2 minute ice incubation, heat shock the cells at 42 °C for 45 seconds.
  5. Transfer the tubes to ice for 2 minutes.
  6. Add 950 µl of Recovery Medium at room temperature or any other medium of choice to each tube. Immediately spread 50 μl to 200 μl from each transformation on pre-warmed selection plates. We recommend plating two different volumes to ensure that at least one plate will have well-spaced colonies. For the pUC19 control, plate 50 μl on an LB plate containing 100 μg/ml ampicillin. Use sterilized spreader or autoclaved ColiRoller™ plating beads to spread evenly.
  7. Incubate the plates overnight at 37 °C.

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