An In Vitro Single-Primer Site-Directed Mutagenesis Method for Use in Biotechnology.

Abstract

Site-directed mutagenesis is a powerful method to introduce mutation(s) into DNA sequences. A number of methods have been developed over the years with a main goal being to create a high number of mutant genes. The single-mutagenic primer method for site-directed mutagenesis is the most direct method that yields mutant genes in about 25-50 % of transformants in a robust, low-cost reaction. The supercompetent XL10-Gold bacteria used in the Stratagene protocol carry a phage, which may be a problem for some applications; however, in our single-mutagenic primer method the supercompetent bacteria are not needed. A thermostable DNA polymerase with high fidelity and processivity, such as Phusion DNA polymerase, is required for our optimized procedure to avoid extra mutation(s) and enhance mutagenic efficiency.

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@article{Huang2017AnIV, title={An In Vitro Single-Primer Site-Directed Mutagenesis Method for Use in Biotechnology.}, author={Yanchao Huang and Likui Zhang}, journal={Methods in molecular biology}, year={2017}, volume={1498}, pages={375-383} }