The successful assembly of DNA can be utilized for both cloning and synthetic biology (in which genes and proteins are redesigned and/or assembled into novel ways to create new and useful functionality). New England Biolabs offers several products that can be used for DNA assembly and cloning of multiple DNA fragments, including NEB Gibson Assembly®, NEBuilder® HiFi DNA Assembly, which utilizes a higher fidelity polymerase, and Golden Gate Assembly. Please refer to the DNA Assembly Selection Chart to determine which product would work best for your needs.
PCR cloning is a rapid method for cloning genes, and is often used for projects that require higher throughput than traditional cloning methods can accommodate. It also allows for cloning of fragments that are not available in large amounts. NEB offers an affordable cloning kit as an alternative to TOPO®. The NEB PCR Cloning Kit allows quick and simple cloning of all your PCR amplicons, regardless of the polymerase used. This kit utilizes a novel mechanism for background colony suppression – a toxic minigene is generated when the vector closes upon itself – and allows for direct cloning from your PCR reaction with no purification step. The NEB PCR Cloning Kit is available with and without competent cells.
NEB offers the Q5 Site-Directed Mutagenesis Kit as an alternative to QuikChange™. The kit allows for rapid, site-specific mutagenesis of double-stranded plasmid DNA in less than 2 hours. The Q5 Site-Directed Mutagenesis Kit is available with and without competent cells.
- Digestion Protocol for BioBrick Assembly Kit (E0546)
- Ligation Protocol using BioBrick Assembly Kit® (E0546)
- Gibson Assembly® Master Mix – Assembly (E2611)
- Gibson Assembly® Protocol (E5510)
- Gibson Assembly® Chemical Transformation Protocol (E5510)
- Protocol for Control Reaction (E0554)
- Protocol for Q5® Site-Directed Mutagenesis Kit (E0554)
- Quick Protocol for Q5® Site-Directed Mutagenesis Kit (E0554)
- Gibson Assembly® Chemical Transformation Protocol (E2611)
- Gibson Assembly® Electrocompetent Transformation Protocol (E2611)
- Gibson Assembly® Electrocompetent Transformation Protocol (E5510)
- Insert Screening Protocols for NEB PCR Cloning Kit
- Ligation Protocol for NEB PCR Cloning Kit
- Plating Protocol for NEB PCR Cloning Kit
- Transformation Protocol for NEB PCR Cloning Kit
- Protocol for Control Reaction (E0552)
- Protocol for Q5® Site-Directed Mutagenesis Kit (Without Competent Cells) (E0552)
- Quick Protocol for Q5® Site-Directed Mutagenesis Kit (Without Competent Cells) (E0552)
- NEBuilder HiFi DNA Assembly Reaction Protocol
- NEBuilder® HiFi DNA Assembly Electrocompetent Transformation Protocol
- NEBuilder® HiFi DNA Assembly Chemical Transformation Protocol (E2621, E5520, E2623)
- Golden Gate Assembly Protocol for Using NEB Golden Gate Assembly Mix (E1600)
- Recommended Screening Protocols for Using NEB Golden Gate Assembly Mix (E1600)
- Transformation Protocol for Using NEB Golden Gate Assembly Mix (E1600)
- RNA Synthesis of Cloned Insert Transcripts
- KLD Enzyme Mix Reaction Protocol (M0554)
- Golden Gate Assembly Protocol for Using NEBridge Golden Gate Assembly Kit (BsaI-HFv2) (E1601)
- Recommended Screening Protocols for Using NEBridge Golden Gate Assembly Kit (BsaI-HFv2)
- Transformation Protocol for Using NEBridge Golden Gate Assembly Kit (BsaI-HFv2) (E1601)
- DNA Assembly & Synthetic Biology
- Golden Gate Assembly brochure
- History of Cloning Poster
- Molecular Cloning Technical Guide
- NEBuilder HiFi DNA Assembly Bifold
- Quick Tips - Can I make multiple mutations with the Q5 site-directed mutagenesis kit?
- Prediction of Golden Gate Assembly GGA Using a Comprehensive Analysis of T4 DNA Ligase End-Joining Fidelity and Bias (2018)
- Potapov, V., Ong, J.L., Kucera, R.B., Langhorst, B.W., Bilotti, K., Pryor, J.M., Cantor, E.J., Canton, B., Knight, T.F., Evans, T.C., Lohman, G.J.S. (2018) Comprehensive profiling of four base overhang ligation fidelity by T4 DNA ligase and application to DNA assembly ACS Synth Biol; 7 (11), PubMedID: 30335370, DOI: 10.1021/acssynbio.8b00333
- Carpinone, E.M., Li, Z., Mills, M.K., Foltz, C., Brannon, E.R., Carlow, C.K.S., Starai, V.J. (2018) Identification of putative effectors of the Type IV secretion system from the Wolbachia endosymbiont of Brugia malayi PLoS One; 13 (9), e0204736. PubMedID: 30261054, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0204736
- Anton, B.P., Morgan, R.D., Ezraty, B., Manta, B., Barras, F., Berkmen, M. (2019) Complete genome sequence of Escherichia coli BE104, an MC4100 drivative lacking the methionine reductive pathway Microbiol Resour Announc; 8 (29), e00721-19. PubMedID: 31296691, DOI: 10.1128/MRA.00721-19
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