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#1 2020-07-14 01:28:51

kjkjindal
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Registered: 2020-07-14
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Using electrocompetent cells

Hi, I am looking to use RF cloning to clone a complex library of barcodes. Has anyone tried using it with electro-competent cells? Do the PCR products need to be purified prior to use in electroporation?

Thanks

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#2 2020-07-14 09:11:06

Steve Bond
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Registered: 2014-01-23
Posts: 117

Re: Using electrocompetent cells

You should probably treat the input DNA the same as you would following traditional ligation; if you need high efficiency, the salts in the sample will interfere with electroporation. I haven't tried electroporation in this context personally but don't see any obvious reason not to.
My only concern is that many projects see a high number of negative clones, so you may not get a great library. Seems like a 'try it and see' sort of situation.
Best of luck,
-Steve

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