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  Restriction endonucleases

EcoR I

EcoRI is a restriction enzyme purified from E. coli RY 13.

Reagents supplied: 10x EcoRI and 10x EQ buffer

Unit definition: One unit is the amount of enzyme required to digest 1 μg of Lambda DNA in 60 min at 37oC in a total reaction volume of 50 μl.

(SKUs: RE014S, RE014L, REc014S, REc014L)

40.0096.00
  • 10u/μl
  • 40-60u/μl
  • 10000 U
  • 3×10000 U

Product Details

EcoRI is a restriction enzyme purified from E. coli RY 13.

Reagents supplied: 10x EcoRI and 10x EQ buffer

Unit definition: One unit is the amount of enzyme required to digest 1 μg of Lambda DNA in 60 min at 37oC in a total reaction volume of 50 μl.

Digest Guidelines

  • Standard reaction conditions: In order to overcome DNA source variability, a ~10 fold overdigest is suggested:
10U EcoR I1μl
10x EQ buffer5μl
DNA substrate1μg
Sterile ultrapure waterUp to 50 μl
  • Speed Digest reaction: Incubate for 15 minutes at 37oC as in standard reaction in 1x EcoRI buffer (50 mM NaCl, 100 mM Tris-HCl (pH 7.4 @ 25oC), 5 mM MgCl2, 0.025% Triton X-100, 100 μg/ml BSA) or 1x eQ buffer (20 mM Tris-acetate (pH 7.9 @ 25oC), 10 mM Mg-acetate, 50 mM K-acetate, 100 μg/ml BSA).
  • Activity(%) in EnzyQuest buffers -Double digest tips
R1R2R3R4EQ
25-5050-757550-75100

Reactions were performed as for unit definition reaction. The above data could be used as guideline for double digest reactions. Our enzymes are also active and compatible in buffer systems from other vendors.

Heat inactivation: 65oC for 20 minutes

Methylation Sensitivity:

  • dam methylation: Not sensitive
  • dcm methylation: Not sensitive
  • CpG methylation: Impaired by overlapping

Unit calculation assay conditions:

  • 1x EcoRI buffer
  • Lambda DNA
  • Incubation at 37oC

Storage conditions:

  • 300 mM NaCl,
  • 5 mM KPO4 (pH 7.4)
  • 0.1 mM EDTA
  • 1 mM dithiothreitol
  • 0.15% Triton X-100
  • 200 μg/ml BSA
  • 50% glycerol
  • Store at -20oC

Non-specific nuclease activity: 100 units of EcoR I do not produce any unspecific cleavage products after 16 hrs incubation with 1 μg of Lambda DNA at 37oC.

Re-ligation and recut: After 50-fold overdigestion with EcoR I greater than 98% of the DNA fragments can be ligated and recut with this enzyme.

Star activity: Conditions of low ionic strength, high enzyme concentration, glycerol concentration >5%, or pH >8.0 may result in star activity.

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