With constant advances both in the development of new enzymes (e.g., PaqCI®, BsaI-HF®v2 and BsmBI-v2) and research on maximizing enzyme functionality (e.g., ligase fidelity), NEB has become the industry leader in pushing the limits of Golden Gate Assembly (and related methods such as MoClo, GoldenBraid, Mobius Assembly and Loop Assembly). NEB has all the products and information you need to perform complex assemblies.
Fidelity decreases as the complexity of Golden Gate Assembly increases. Visit our protocols for multi-fragment assemblies to the right.
Advances in ligase fidelity
Research at NEB has led to an increased understanding of ligase fidelity, including the development of a comprehensive method for profiling end-joining ligation fidelity in order to predict which overhangs have improved fidelity (1, 2, 3, 4). Their research has enabled complex fragment assemblies with high efficiencies and >90% accuracy. Use our Ligase Fidelity Tools to design high fidelity Golden Gate Assemblies under various experimental conditions and learn how these tools and research are enabling advancements in synthetic biology.
Type IIS restriction enzymes for Golden Gate Assembly
NEB offers more Type IIS (i.e., recognize asymmetric DNA sequences and cleave outside of their recognition sequence) restriction enzymes than any other supplier, many of which are used in Golden Gate Assembly. NEB is pleased to offer: Esp3I (an isoschizomer of BsmBI that is recommended for use at 37°C and is supplied with rCutSmart™Buffer), PaqCI (an AarI isoschizomer with a 7 basepair recognition sequence) and the improved BsaI-HFv2 and BsmBI-v2, which are optimized for Golden Gate Assembly.
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|NEBridge® Golden Gate Assembly Kit (BsmBI-v2)
Contains an optimized mix of BsmBI-v2 (optimized for Golden Gate Assembly) and T4 DNA Ligase. Can direct the accurate assembly of 2 – 50+ inserts/modules using the Golden Gate approach.
|NEBridge® Ligase Master Mix
NEBridge Ligase Master Mix is a 3X master mix for Golden Gate Assembly. Designed for use with NEB Type IIS restriction enzymes, this master mix contains T4 DNA Ligase in an optimized reaction buffer with a proprietary ligation enhancer.
An isoschizomer of BsmBI that is recommended for use at 37°C and is supplied with rCutSmart Buffer, adding flexibility to your reaction setup
New version of BsaI-HF that is optimized for Golden Gate Assembly.
New version of BsmBI that is optimized for Golden Gate Assembly.
New Type IIS restriction enzyme with 7 basepair recognition sequence (AarI isoschizomer).
- 13-Fragment Golden Gate Assembly Protocol using SapI (NEB #R0569)
- 24-Fragment Golden Gate Assembly using BsaI-HF®v2 (NEB #R3733)
- 35-Fragment Golden Gate Assembly using BsmBI-v2 (NEB #E1602)
- 52-Fragment Golden Gate Assembly using BsaI-HF®v2 (NEB #E1601)
- Golden Gate Assembly Protocol using PaqCI® (NEB #R0745) and NEBridge Ligase Master Mix (NEB #M1100)
Video tutorial on NEB's web tools for accurate Golden Gate Assemblies. Learn to navigate NEBridge Golden Gate Assembly & Ligase Fidelity Tools for expert DNA design.
Find out how Golden Gate Assembly can be used to quickly join multiple DNA fragments.
Type IIS restriction enzymes have both recognition and binding sites, but cut downstream of the recognition site, creating 4-base overhangs ideal for re-assembly. View a list of TypeIIS enzymes.
Advances in understanding ligase fidelity, bias, and efficiency in Golden Gate Assembly allows for assembly of more than 50 fragments in a single reaction.
Listen to DAD (Data-optimized Assembly Design) when constructing high-complexity Golden Gate Assembly targets
This webinar introduces insights and modified protocols for Golden Gate Assembly enabling 50+ DNA fragments to be faithfully assembled in a single reaction.
This video discusses Domestication, or the removal of Type IIS cut sites naturally occurring in vector or insert sequences, as it relates to Golden Gate Assembly.
This video demonstrates how to use the Golden Gate Assembly Tool, we will walk through selecting insert and plasmids, primer design to make amplicon inserts.
Golden Gate Assembly Brochure
Read our Golden Gate Assembly brochure for tips, tools and products to help you achieve your complex (50+) fragment assemblies.