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ZeBRα a universal, multi-fragment DNA-assembly-system with minimal hands-on time requirement

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Richter, David ; Bayer, Katharina ; Toesko, Thomas ; Schuster, Stefan:
ZeBRα a universal, multi-fragment DNA-assembly-system with minimal hands-on time requirement.
In: Scientific Reports. Vol. 9 (27 February 2019) Issue 1 .
ISSN 2045-2322
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39768-0

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The recently evolved field of synthetic biology has revolutionized the way we think of biology as an “engineerable” discipline. The newly sprouted branch is constantly in need of simple, cost-effective and automatable DNA-assembly methods. We have developed a reliable DNA-assembly system, ZeBRα (Zero-Background Redα), for cloning multiple DNA-fragments seamlessly with very high efficiency. The hallmarks of ZeBRα are the greatly reduced hands-on time and costs and yet excellent efficiency and flexibility. ZeBRα combines a “zero-background vector” with a highly efficient in vitro recombination method. The suicide-gene in the vector acts as placeholder, and is replaced by the fragments-of-interest, ensuring the exclusive survival of the successful recombinants. Thereby the background from uncut or re-ligated vector is absent and screening for recombinant colonies is unnecessary. Multiple fragments-of-interest can be assembled into the empty vector by a recombinogenic E. coli-lysate (SLiCE) with a total time requirement of less than 48 h. We have significantly simplified the preparation of the high recombination-competent E. coli-lysate compared to the original protocol. ZeBRα is the least labor intensive among comparable state-of-the-art assembly/cloning methods without a trade-off in efficiency.

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Item Type: Article in a journal
Refereed: Yes
Institutions of the University: Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Physiology > Chair Animal Physiology - Univ.-Prof. Dr. Stefan Schuster
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Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology
Faculties > Faculty of Biology, Chemistry and Earth Sciences > Department of Biology > Chair Animal Physiology
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 500 Science
Date Deposited: 28 Mar 2020 22:00
Last Modified: 30 Mar 2020 07:19
URI: https://eref.uni-bayreuth.de/id/eprint/54738