Protocol 25886: Standard PCR Assay - Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)
Version 2.2

Notes

This assay will NOT distinguish hemizygous from homozygous transgenic animals.

The genotyping protocol(s) presented here have been optimized for reagents and conditions used by The Jackson Laboratory (JAX). To genotype animals, JAX recommends researchers validate the assay independently upon receipt of animals into their facility. Reaction cycling temperature and times may require additional optimization based on the specific genotyping reagents used.

Expected Results

Transgene = 300 bp
Internal positive control = 200 bp
Separated by gel electrophoresis on a 1.5% agarose gel.

JAX Protocol

Protocol Primers

Primer 5' Label Sequence 5' → 3' 3' Label Primer Type Reaction Note
oIMR7303 TCT GAG TGG CAA AGG ACC TTA GG Transgene Forward A
oIMR8744 CAA ATG TTG CTT GTC TGG TG Internal Positive Control Forward A
oIMR8745 GTC AGT CGA GTG CAC AGT TT Internal Positive Control Reverse A
oIMR9296 CGC TGA ACT TGT GGC CGT TTA CG Transgene Reverse A

Reaction A

Component Final Concentration
ddH2O
Kapa 2G HS buffer 1.30 X
MgCl2 2.60 mM
dNTP KAPA 0.26 mM
oIMR7303 0.50 uM
oIMR8744 0.50 uM
oIMR8745 0.50 uM
oIMR9296 0.50 uM
Glycerol 6.50 %
Dye 1.00 X
Kapa 2G HS taq polym 0.03 U/ul
DNA

Cycling

Step Temp °C Time Note
1 94.0 --
2 94.0 --
3 65.0 -- -0.5 C per cycle decrease
4 68.0 --
5 -- repeat steps 2-4 for 10 cycles (Touchdown)
6 94.0 --
7 60.0 --
8 72.0 --
9 -- repeat steps 6-8 for 28 cycles
10 72.0 --
11 10.0 -- hold
JAX uses a very high speed Taq (~1000 bp/sec), use cycling times recommended for your reagents.
JAX uses a 'touchdown' cycling protocol and therefore has not calculated the optimal annealing temperature for each set of primers.

Strains Using This Protocol

Stock Number Strain Name
007606 B6.Cg-Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)AGfng/J
007610 B6;SJL-Tg(Thy1-cre/ERT2,-EYFP)VGfng/J
2 strains use this protocol