Rapid Assembly of Standardized and Non-standardized Biological Parts

Title: Rapid Assembly of Standardized and Non-standardized Biological Parts
Authors: Power, Alexander
Date: 2013
Abstract: A primary aim of Synthetic Biology is the design and implementation of biological systems that perform engineered functions. However, the assembly of double-stranded DNA molecules is a major barrier to this progress, as it remains time consuming and laborious. Here I present three improved methods for DNA assembly. The first is based on, and makes use of, BioBricks. The second method relies on overlap-extension PCR to assemble non-standard parts. The third method improves upon overlap extension PCR by reducing the number of steps and the time it takes to assemble DNA. Finally, I show how the PCR-based assembly methods presented here can be used, in concert, with in vivo homologous recombination in yeast to assemble as many as 19 individual DNA parts in one step. These methods will also be used to assemble an incoherent feedforward loop, gene regulatory network.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/24040
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