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JM109(DE3) Chemically Competent Cells

$149.00$255.00

JM109(DE3) contains a chromosomal copy of the gene for T7 RNA polymerase.


    6x200µl - $149.00 (Cat.# 1063-24 )

    12x200µl - $255.00 (Cat.# 1063-48 )

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Description

Intact Genomics JM109(DE3) chemically competent E. coli cells are suitable for high efficiency transformation in a wide variety of applications such as cloning and sub-cloning. JM109(DE3) is useful for the high-level expression of genes cloned into vectors for expression of sequence downstream from the T7 promoter.

Specifications
Competent cell type:                Chemically competent
Derivative of:                             JM109
Species:                                      E. coli
Format:                                       Tubes
Transformation efficiency:        ≥1.0 x 108 cfu/µg pUC19 DNA
Blue/white screening:               Yes
Shipping condition:                  Dry ice

Product Includes & Storage
1)  ig™  JM109(DE3) competent cells:  -80 ºC
2)  pUC19 control DNA: -20 ºC
3)  Recovery medium:    4 ºC

Genomic Features
ig™ JM109(DE3) chemically competent cells have the following features:

  • recA– and endA– to minimize recombination and improve the quality of plasmid DNA.
  • Contains F’ episome for blue/white screening.

 Genotype
endA1, recA1, gyrA96, thi, hsdR17 (rk, mk+), relA1, supE44, λ-, Δ(lacproAB), [F’ traD36, proAB, laqIqZΔM15], IDE3

Quality Control
Transformation efficiency is tested by using the pUC19 control DNA supplied with the kit and the high efficiency transformation protocol listed below. Transformation efficiency should be ≥1 x 108 CFU/µg pUC19 DNA.

1063-24 1063-48

Additional information

µl

6×200µl, 12×200µl

Use this procedure to transform JM109(DE3) 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 on
  10. 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.
  11. 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.

JM109(DE3) Chemically Competent Cell Manual

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