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pCut Plasmid Toolkit
(Kit # 1000000118 )

Depositing Lab:   Aindrila Mukhopadhyay

This 27 plasmid Cas9-based toolkit is used to quickly institute genetic changes in S. cerevisiae for optimizing heterologous gene expression. This kit contains Cas9-sgRNA (pCut) plasmids for integrating into 23 well-characterized loci, across all 16 yeast chromosomes. The gRNA sequences can be easily exchanged to target additional loci and enable deletion or replacement of genes.

This kit will be sent as bacterial glycerol stocks in 96-well plate format.

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Original Publication

A Cas9-based toolkit to program gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Reider Apel A, d'Espaux L, Wehrs M, Sachs D, Li RA, Tong GJ, Garber M, Nnadi O, Zhuang W, Hillson NJ, Keasling JD, Mukhopadhyay A. Nucleic Acids Research. 2016 November 28; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw1023. PubMed PMID: 27899650.

Description

Our toolkit of 27 plasmids contains high-efficiency, Cas9-sgRNA (pCut) plasmids for integrating into 23 well-characterized loci, across all 16 yeast chromosomes. The gRNA sequence can be easily exchanged to target additional loci and enable deletion or replacement of genes.

All pCut plasmids were derived from a pRS426 vector and have a 2-micron origin of replication and a URA3 marker. Cas9 is driven by the ADH1 promoter and CYC1 terminator. The sgRNA is driven by a tyrosine promoter with or without (-R) a HDV ribozyme structure, as indicated, and a SNR52 terminator. For plasmid p425_Cas9_gRNA_LEU_1014a, the URA3 marker has been replaced by LEU2 for easy selection on media lacking leucine.

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  • Figure 1. A Cas9-based toolkit to program gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

  • This toolkit facilitates strain construction by providing genetic parts that can be used to program gene expression.

  • (A) CASdesigner web-based software assists the researcher in selecting genetic parts and automatically designs the primers required to (B) generate donor DNA fragments with 30–60 bp inter-fragment and 1 kbp chromosomal homology. The homology regions and a Cas9–sgRNA plasmid (pCut-X) together specify the chromosomal integration site.

  • (C) The sgRNA contains a 20-nt guide sequence also present in the targeted chromosomal locus (cut site). The cut site is cleaved by the sgRNA–Cas9 complex, then repaired by donor DNA via HR.

  • (D) The choice of parts can confer different biological activities, here represented using Synthetic Biology Open Language (SBOL) Visual glyphs (triangles, HR regions; half-circle, ribosome binding site; pentagons pointing to the right, protein-coding sequences; T, terminator; arrow, promoter; circle connected by dashed line, RNA stability element; circle connected by solid line, protein stability element) following established conventions.

  • (E) By the choice of genetic parts, a gene of interest can be expressed under various expression programs (level, timing, subcellular localization).

  • (Image from Nucleic Acids Research, Oxford Univeristy Press, reprinted under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License)

Additional Resources

Link to CASdesigner webtool

How to Cite this Kit

These plasmids were created by your colleagues. Please acknowledge the Principal Investigator, cite the article in which they were created, and include Addgene in the Materials and Methods of your future publications.

For your Materials and Methods section:

“The pCut Plasmid Toolkit was a gift from Aindrila Mukhopadhyay (Addgene kit #1000000118).”

For your Reference section:

A Cas9-based toolkit to program gene expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Reider Apel A, d'Espaux L, Wehrs M, Sachs D, Li RA, Tong GJ, Garber M, Nnadi O, Zhuang W, Hillson NJ, Keasling JD, Mukhopadhyay A. Nucleic Acids Research. 2016 November 28; DOI: 10.1093/nar/gkw1023. PubMed PMID: 27899650.

pCut plasmid toolkit - #1000000118

Resistance Color Key

Each circle corresponds to a specific antibiotic resistance in the kit plate map wells.

Inventory

Searchable and sortable table of all plasmids in kit. The Well column links to its kit plate map on the right. The Plasmid column links to a plasmid's individual web page.

Kit Plate Map

96-well plate map for plasmid layout. Hovering over a well reveals the plasmid name, while clicking on a well opens the plasmid page.

Resistance Color Key

Ampicillin

Inventory

Well Plasmid Resistance
A / 1 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS106a
Ampicillin
A / 2 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS208a
Ampicillin
A / 3 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS308a
Ampicillin
A / 4 p426_Cas9_gRNA-RDS1a
Ampicillin
A / 5 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS416d
Ampicillin
A / 6 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS511b
Ampicillin
A / 7 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS607c
Ampicillin
A / 8 p426_Cas9_gRNA-SAP155b
Ampicillin
A / 9 p426_Cas9_gRNA-SAP155c
Ampicillin
A / 10 p426_Cas9_gRNA-CAN1y
Ampicillin
A / 11 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS720a
Ampicillin
A / 12 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS805a
Ampicillin
B / 1 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS911b
Ampicillin
B / 2 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1021b
Ampicillin
B / 3 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1014a
Ampicillin
B / 4 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1114a
Ampicillin
B / 5 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1206a
Ampicillin
B / 6 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1309a
Ampicillin
B / 7 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1414a
Ampicillin
B / 8 p426_Cas9_gRNA-YOLCd1b
Ampicillin
B / 9 p426_Cas9_gRNA-HIS3b
Ampicillin
B / 10 p426_Cas9_gRNA-ARS1622b
Ampicillin
B / 11 p426_Cas9_gRNA-YPRCd15c
Ampicillin
B / 12 p426_Cas9_gRNA-R-RDS1a
Ampicillin
C / 1 p425_Cas9_gRNA_LEU_1014a
Ampicillin
C / 2 p426_Cas9_gRNA-R-ARS805a
Ampicillin
C / 3 p426_Cas9_gRNA-R-ARS607c
Ampicillin
Data calculated @ 2017-09-22

Kit Plate Map - #1000000118

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