Method for 96-well M13 DNA template preparations for large-scale sequencing

B. Andersson, J. Lu, K. E. Edwards, D. M. Muzny, R. A. Gibbs

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Efficient preparation of DNA templates is an important step in large- scale DNA sequencing. To ensure high-quality sequence data, we have prepared M13 phage DNA templates using a glass fiber-filtration method. We present the adaption of this protocol to a 96-well format using commercially available filter plates. Two variations are described: one using polyethylene glycol precipitation and a second where the phage particles are disrupted before filtration, thus eliminating the need for precipitation. Using either of these protocols, 96 templates can be prepared in less than 2 h. Sufficient DNA for 1-2 dye primer sequencing reactions is routinely obtained from 1 mL of culture, and the resulting sequence data are of high quality.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1022-1027
Number of pages6
Issue number6
StatePublished - 1996

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biotechnology
  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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