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     <h1>Chemically competent <i>E. coli</i> cells production</h1>
     <h1>Chemically competent <i>E. coli</i> cells production</h1>
     <h2>Goal</h2>
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     Product <i>E. coli</i> cells which are competent for a chemical transformation.
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     Product <i>E. coli</i> cells which are competent for transformation.
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     <h2>Protocol</h2>
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Following are the instructions from the
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     flask. You should aim to dilute the overnight culture by at least 1/100.</li>
     flask. You should aim to dilute the overnight culture by at least 1/100.</li>
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     <center><i><a href="http://2012.igem.org/Team:Grenoble/Biology/Protocols/Competence/Safety" onclick="pop()">SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATIONS</a></i></center>
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                <tr><th><i><div class="petit"><center>SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATION</center></div></i></th></tr>
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                <tr><td><div class="petit">This step must be done under a flow hood.
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                The flow hood must be sterile, therefore, it is recommended to activate the
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                In case of any doubts, use the UV lamp to sterilize the working space.</div></td></tr>
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     <li>Grow the diluted culture to an OD600 of 0.2 - 0.5.
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     <li>Grow the diluted culture to an OD<span class="indice">600</span> of 0.2 - 0.5.
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     (You will get a very small pellet if you grow 25 mL to OD600 0.2).</li>
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     (You will get a very small pellet if you grow 25 mL to OD<span class="indice">600</span> 0.2). The OD is checked using a spectrophotometer.</li>
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                <tr><td><div class="petit">There is no significant risk in using the device,
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     <li>Put eppendorf tubes on ice now so that they are cold when cells are
     <li>Put eppendorf tubes on ice now so that they are cold when cells are
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     <li>Split the culture into two 50ml falcon tubes and incubate on ice for 10 min.</li>
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                <tr><td><div class="petit">To prevent the ice conrainer from falling off the workbench, it is
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     <li>Split the culture into two 50 mL falcon tubes and incubate on ice for 10 min.</li>
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<b>All subsequent steps should be carried out at 4°C and the cells should be kept on ice
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<b>All subsequent steps should be carried out at 4°C and the cells should be kept on ice as much as possible.</b>
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                <tr><td><div class="petit">It is recommended to change gloves every 30 minutes.</div></td></tr>
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     <li>Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm and 4°C.</li>
     <li>Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm and 4°C.</li>
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     <li>Remove supernatant. The cell pellets should be sufficiently solid that you can
     <li>Remove supernatant. The cell pellets should be sufficiently solid that you can
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     just discard the supernatant if you are careful. Pipette out any remaining media.</li>
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     <li>Resuspend in chilled TSS buffer. The volume of TSS to use is 10% of the
     <li>Resuspend in chilled TSS buffer. The volume of TSS to use is 10% of the
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     culture volume that you spun down. You may need to vortex gently to fully
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     culture volume that you span down. You may need to vortex gently to fully
     resuspend the culture, keep an eye out for small cell aggregates even after
     resuspend the culture, keep an eye out for small cell aggregates even after
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     the pellet is completely off the wall.</li>

Latest revision as of 08:23, 25 September 2012

iGEM Grenoble 2012

Project

Chemically competent E. coli cells production

Goal

Product E. coli cells which are competent for transformation.

Protocol

Following are the instructions from the OpenWetWare website.

  1. Grow a 5 mL overnight culture of cells in LB media. In the morning, dilute this culture back into 25-50 mL of fresh LB media in a 200 mL conical flask. You should aim to dilute the overnight culture by at least 1/100.

  2. SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATION
    This step must be done under a flow hood. The flow hood must be sterile, therefore, it is recommended to activate the venting system before opening the flow closet. In case of any doubts, use the UV lamp to sterilize the working space.

  3. Grow the diluted culture to an OD600 of 0.2 - 0.5. (You will get a very small pellet if you grow 25 mL to OD600 0.2). The OD is checked using a spectrophotometer.

  4. SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATION
    There is no significant risk in using the device, but before making any measurments, users must know how they have to manipulate it.

  5. Put eppendorf tubes on ice now so that they are cold when cells are aliquoted into them later. If your culture is X ml, you will need X tubes. At this point you should also make sure that your TSS is being chilled (it should be stored at 4°C but if you have just made it fresh then put it in an ice bath).

  6. SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATION
    To prevent the ice conrainer from falling off the workbench, it is recommended to place it away from edges. In addition, it is better to put eppendorfs in a special rack. It is important to know where manipulations will be achieved in order to apprehend the possible risks. Tubes have to be sterile (keep them closed if they are not under the flow cabinet).

  7. Split the culture into two 50 mL falcon tubes and incubate on ice for 10 min.

All subsequent steps should be carried out at 4°C and the cells should be kept on ice as much as possible.

SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATION
It is recommended to change gloves every 30 minutes.

  1. Centrifuge for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm and 4°C.

  2. SAFETY AND USEFUL RECOMMANDATION
    The centrifuge must be balanced before being switched on. If the device is malfunctioning, it must not be used.

  3. Remove supernatant. The cell pellets should be sufficiently solid that you can just discard the supernatant if you are careful. Pipette out any remaining media.

  4. Resuspend in chilled TSS buffer. The volume of TSS to use is 10% of the culture volume that you span down. You may need to vortex gently to fully resuspend the culture, keep an eye out for small cell aggregates even after the pellet is completely off the wall.

  5. Add 100 µL aliquots to your chilled eppendorfs and store at -80°C.