Is pGEM t an easy vector?

Is pGEM t an easy vector?

The pGEM-T Easy vector as it is supplied will actually NOT make a good expression vector. The reason is that this vector does not contain a ribosomal binding site and will therefore not translate well.

How is TA cloning done?

TA cloning is one of the simplest and most efficient methods for the cloning of PCR products. The procedure exploits the terminal transferase activity of certain thermophilic DNA polymerases, including Thermus aquaticus (Taq) polymerase. The universal TA cloning method is thus both convenient and labor-saving.

What feature makes the pGEM T vector suitable for ligation of PCR products?

-T overhangs
The pGEM®-T Easy pre-linearized Vector contains 3´-T overhangs at the insertion site to provide a compatible overhang for PCR products. The provided 2X Rapid Ligation Buffer allows reactions to be completed in 1 hour at room temperature.

What is pGEM t easy?

The pGEM®-T Easy Vector Systems are convenient systems to clone PCR products generated by certain thermostable polymerases. Insertional inactivation of the α-peptide allows recombinant clones to be directly identified by Blue/White Screening on indicator plates.

What is a TA cloning site?

TA cloning (also known as rapid cloning or T cloning) is a subcloning technique that avoids the use of restriction enzymes and is easier and quicker than traditional subcloning. Such PCR amplified inserts are cloned into linearized vectors that have complementary 3′ thymine overhangs.

What is the principle of T vector ligation?

T vectors are linearized plasmids that have been treated to add 3′ T overhangs to match the A overhangs of the insert. The insert is directly ligated to the T-tailed plasmid vector with T4 DNA ligase.

Why is it called pGEM?

The pGEM-T Easy vector has EcoRI restriction sites surrounding the proposed insert site, whereas the pGEM-T vector does not. This addition enables the ‘easy’ restriction of the plasmid for routine cloning applications, hence the name.

What is the size of pUC18?

2686 bp
Thermo Scientific pUC18 vector is a small, high copy number, E. coli plasmid, 2686 bp in length. It contains identical multiple cloning site (MCS) as pUC19 vector except that it is arranged in opposite orientation.

How is pUC18 made?

pUC18 is a small, high copy cloning vector for replication in E. It has been constructed using the ampicillin resistance gene and the pMB1 origin of replication from pBR322. The pMB1 of pUC18 differs from the pBR322 origin by a single point mutation and the lack of the rop gene, leading to a high copy number.

What is the size of the pGEM T Easy vector?

The pGEM®-T Vector size is 3000bp and the pGEM®-T Easy Vector size is 3,015bp.

How much is a vector for ligation?

Typical ligation reactions use 100–200ng of vector DNA.

How do you clone a TA?

The TA cloning procedure begins by producing the insert in a PCR reaction using Taq polymerase, which adds a single A onto the ends of the PCR product (Fig. 7.04). Next, the PCR products are mixed with a vector that has complementary 3′ deoxythymidine (T) overhang. DNA ligase is added to connect the vector and insert.