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  • Lambda DNA (N6-methyladenine-free)


    Duplex DNA is isolated from bacteriophage lambda (cI857ind 1 Sam 7). The bacteriophage is grown in an E. coli host which is deficient in adenine methylase (dam-). Therefore, those deoxyadenosine positions which are methylated in a wild type E. coli host are not methylated in the dam- host. This DNA gives complete digests with restriction endonucleases that are sensitive to dam methylation. Lambda DNA (N6-methyladenine-free) is 48,502 base pairs in length.


    The phage is isolated from a heat-inducible E. coli (dam-) lambda lysogen. The DNA is isolated from purified phage by phenol extraction and dialyzed against 10 mM Tris-HCl (pH 8.0) and 1 mM EDTA.

    Properties and Usage

    Storage Temperature


    Storage Conditions

    10 mM Tris-HCl
    1 mM EDTA
    pH 8.0 @ 25°C


    1. The advantage of this DNA is that it gives complete digests with those restriction endonucleases (BclI, MboI, DpnII, etc.) whose recognition sites are partially modified by most E. coli strains.


    1. Daniels, D.L. et al. (1983). Appendix II: Complete Annotated Lambda Sequence. R.W. Hendrix, J.W. Roberts, F.W. Stahl and R.A. Weisberg(Ed.), Lambda-II. 519-676. New York: Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.

    Supporting Documents

    Material Safety Datasheets

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    The Product Summary Sheet, or Data Card, includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls. The following file naming structure is used to name the majority of these document files: [Catalog Number]Datasheet-Lot[Lot Number]. For those product lots not listed below, please contact NEB at info@neb.com or fill out the Technical Support Form for appropriate document.
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