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What is a double restriction digest?

What is a double restriction digest?

A double digest is one where two restriction enzymes are used to digest DNA in a single reaction.

Can you use two restriction enzymes at once?

To be able to clone a DNA insert into a cloning or expression vector, both have to be treated with two restriction enzymes that create compatible ends. If one of the enzymes is a poor cutter or if the sites are separated 10 base pairs or less, the digestions should be performed sequentially.

What is the difference between single and double digestion?

In single-digested plasmids, digestion with the same restriction enzyme produce both ends while, in double-digested plasmids, digestion with a different restriction enzyme produce each end. Hence, this is an important main difference between single digested plasmid and double digested plasmid.

How long should a restriction digest take?

For diagnostic digests, 1-2 hours is often sufficient. For digests with >1 µg of DNA used for cloning, it is recommended that you digest for at least 4 hours.

How do you know if your restriction digestion was successful?

If the digested product would be visible at a lower coordinate on the gel, it would have made things easy. You can amplify your digested fragment with primer beginning in the flankers region and with only 3-4 bp in the intern 8680 bp region. If you do not get PCR fradments, was the digestion successfully.

Why do we use 2 restriction enzymes?

The use of 2 different enzymes makes self ligation of the vector impossible and makes the insertion unidirectional. Whereas in the case of single digest, selfligation occurs and insertion may occur in both ways.

What happens if insert DNA is cut with two different restriction enzymes at the end?

What happens if insert DNA is cut with two different restriction enzymes at the ends? Explanation: If the DNA is cut with two different enzymes at the ends, it is possible to ligate the fragment in only one orientation. It is so because each end would have a unique sequence to ligate.

How do you calculate restriction digest?

Calculate the amount of each that you need to add to a restriction digestion in order digest 5ug (5000ng) of DNA with 5 units of enzyme. For example if my DNA is at 190 ng/ul, I would need: 5000ng/190ng/ul = 26 ul of my sample.

What is the principle of restriction enzyme digestion?

Principle: Restriction Digestion involves fragmenting DNA molecules into smaller pieces with special enzymes called Restriction Endonucleases commonly known as Restriction Enzymes (RE). Because of this property the restriction enzymes are also known as molecular scissors.

What happens if you add too much restriction enzyme?

Incomplete digestion is a frequently encountered issue when using restriction endonucleases. Incomplete digestion may occur when too much or too little enzyme is used. The presence of contaminants in the DNA sample can inhibit the enzymes, also resulting in incomplete digestion.

Can I leave restriction digest overnight?

Time-Saver qualified enzymes can cut substrate DNA in 5-15 minutes and safely digest overnight. For enzymes that are not Time-Saver Qualified, the recommended incubation time is 1 hr. In general, long incubations (several hours to overnight) are not recommended, unless digesting some gDNAs.

Where are restriction enzymes located in a Double Digest?

A double digest is one where two restriction enzymes are used to digest DNA in a single reaction. In this case you will be using EcoR I and BamH I. There is only one site in the plasmid vector for each of these enzymes and they are located on either side of your insert DNA. Digesting with both will cut the insert from the vector.

Can a double digestion be done in one go?

So, if the two RE’s are compatible bufferwise you might do a double digest in one go, but depending on the compatibility of your two RE’s of choice, you might need to do it in two phases: stop the reaction of the first digest (heat-shock), purify the DNA-digest, then do the second digest…

How to set up a double digestion with Neb?

Setting up a Double Digestion. Double digests with NEB’s restriction enzymes can be set up in CutSmart Buffer. Otherwise, choose an NEBuffer that results in the most activity for both enzymes. If star activity is a concern, consider using one of our High Fidelity (HF®) enzymes. Set up reaction according to recommended protocol.

How is restriction digestion used in molecular biology?

Restriction enzyme digestion is commonly used in molecular cloning techniques, such as PCR or restriction cloning. It is also used to quickly check the identity of a plasmid by diagnostic digest. Last Upload: Oct. 11th, 2016