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transformation of Bacillus

R. Jayakumar jakku at mrna.tn.nic.in
Mon Jun 11 00:07:54 EST 2001


Dear Dr. artem
  thank you for your suggestion.  But I have done lots of transformations
with E.coli as the host vector for my different constructs with the same
plasmids, and I take care to use strains which are all dcm-, dam-.  I never
had any problem in this regard.  We have also standardised protocols for
various other Bacillus species which works out on a regular basis.  But here
the problem is I am not sure about the type of strain it is, even on a
16SrRNA analysis and visual examination, it does  look like a strain of B.
subtilis.  But the natural competency method did not work out.

regards
jayakumar
----- Original Message -----
From: "Dr. Artem Evdokimov" <eudokima at mail.ncifcrf.gov>
To: <microbio at hgmp.mrc.ac.uk>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2001 1:05 AM
Subject: Re: transformation of Bacillus


> Are you sure that your DNA is compatible ? What I mean is - perhaps it
> is so toxic that all the transformed cells croak ?
>
> Have you tried transforming your DNA into other bacteria, just as a
> control ?
>
> Just a thought.
>
> A.
>
> "R. Jayakumar" wrote:
> >
> > hi..
> >    I badly need some help here.  I have been trying my best to transform
my
> > bacillus isolate with a plasmid construct.  The isolate looks like a new
> > strain of Bacillus subtilis.  But I need to put my construct into it.  I
> > have tried natural competency method, electroporation etc..and even
> > triparental mating.  But to no avail.  The strain stubbornly refuses to
> > accept the DNA>  Can any good samaritan give me some ideas on how to go
> > about it.  I will be eternally grateful to him.
> >    thank you
> > sincerley
> > jayakumar
> >
> >
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