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Size (kb): 6.7649998664855960
Vector: pDO193 (cosmid)
Construction: pBR322, pK184
Construct size (kb): 6.764999866485596
Features: insert detection: lacZ'
other: lambda cos site
vector containing primer sites useful for sequencing
vector for generating nested deletions of cloned inserts
vector permitting visual detection of recombinants
Restriction digests of the clone give the following sizes (kb): EcoRI--7.0; HindIII--7.0; NdeI--7.0; BglI--4.8, 2.2.
Plasmid contains the following restriction sites (approximate kb from nt 1): BamHI--3.10; BglI--3.29, 5.37; EcoRI--3.06; HindIII--3.14; NdeI--4.19; PstI--0.65, 5.50; PvuI--3.26, 5.62; SacI--3.11; SmaI--3.11; XbaI--2.11.
Resulting fragments are blunted and circularized by ligation, and transformants are selected for either ampicillin or kanamycin resistance.
IMPORTANT: To prevent amplification of a rearranged and/or deleted cosmid, we recommend streaking on LB + amp plates at 30C and picking small colonies for liquid culture.
Cosmid vector containing two compatible origins of replication, for generating bidirectional deletions of large inserts to facilitate sequencing.
A series of overlapping deletion segments can be generated by cutting at the Cos site with lambda terminase, then filling in ends with a alpha phosphorothioate nucleotides, cutting with a restriction enzyme that cuts on one side of the insert,
and then digesting with Exo III for various intervals of time.
AmpR transformants can be sequenced in the clockwise direction using the cosL primer 5'-TCATAAATAGCGAAAACC-3'. KanR transformants can be sequenced in the counterclockwise direction using the cosR primer 5'-ACTTTACGGGTCCTTTCCG-3'.
pDO193 contains 2 groups of sites recognized by 8 bp cutters separated by a cluster of common restriction sites in the polylinker.
The order of the major features in the plasmid is: 3' lacZ - HindIII/MCS/EcoRI - 5' lacZ - ori 15 - kanR - cosR/L - ampR - oriP.
ATCC Medium 1065 (see below) plus ampicillin (50.0 mcg/ml) plus kanamycin (20.0 mcg/ml)
ATCC Medium 1065:
Tryptone (Difco 0123), 10.0 g
Yeast Extract (Difco 0127), 5.0 g
NaCl, 10.0 g
Distilled water, 1.0 L
Ahmed A. Double-origin vectors for isolating bidirectional deletions useful in DNA sequence analysis. Gene 141: 71-73, 1994. PubMed: 8163177
Ahmed A. Isolation of nested, bidirectional deletions by the use of exonuclease III on double-origin vectors. Gene 151: 97-101, 1994. PubMed: 7828911