Team:Queens Canada/Notebook/Week5


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Notebook - Week 5

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Monday May 28

Throughout the day, we mostly worked again on sponsorship, but we also got some time in the lab and we performed the plasmid dehydration and growing colonies on plates for three different biobrick parts. Essentially the next few days in the lab is going to consist of isolating plasmids from different biobrick parts. The parts we incubated today are BBa_K190019 (fmT), BBa_K346003 (RBS(B0032)+MBP) and BBa_K346001 (MerR). On the wiki side of things, Phillip edited the wiki so that the notebook section is nearly ready to go up!

Tuesday May 29

In the morning, we used GENtle 2 to analyze the D1 and D2 domains for the FliC gene in order to determine the primer sequence for digestion and PCR. We also spent some time today working on RNA primers in preparation the PCR of the BioBricks that we plan to order. Beini, Maggie, and Victor spent time in the lab today working on miniprep for BBa_K190019 (fmT), as it was the only part that managed to result in colonies. Neither of the other two parts resulted in colonies. We also did dehydration and heat shock transformation for two new parts Antigen 43 (BBa_K346007) and lead binding protein (BBa_I721002) which are grown with chloramphenicol and ampicillin resistance respectively. We also finally set on a (tentative) name for our project. Some of the ideas were E.coFliC, sQaffolD3, BioremeD3ation, fli.mericC, before finally settling on: ChimeriQ (for now).

Wednesday May 30

Thursday May 31

Friday June 1