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Articles by Nick A. Phillips in JoVE
qPCRTag Analysis - A High Throughput, Real Time PCR Assay for Sc2.0 Genotyping Leslie A. Mitchell1, Nick A. Phillips1, Andrea Lafont2, James A. Martin1, Rupal Cutting2, Jef D. Boeke1 1Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Institute for Systems Genetics, 2Roche Life Science, USA Designer chromosomes of the Synthetic Yeast Genome project, Sc2.0, can be distinguished from their native counterparts using a PCR-based genotyping assay called PCRTagging, which has a presence/absence endpoint. Here we describe a high-throughput real time PCR detection method for PCRTag genotyping.
Other articles by Nick A. Phillips on PubMed
Versatile Genetic Assembly System (VEGAS) to Assemble Pathways for Expression in S. Cerevisiae Nucleic Acids Research. May, 2015 | Pubmed ID: 25956652 We have developed a method for assembling genetic pathways for expression in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Our pathway assembly method, called VEGAS (Versatile genetic assembly system), exploits the native capacity of S. cerevisiae to perform homologous recombination and efficiently join sequences with terminal homology. In the VEGAS workflow, terminal homology between adjacent pathway genes and the assembly vector is encoded by 'VEGAS adapter' (VA) sequences, which are orthogonal in sequence with respect to the yeast genome. Prior to pathway assembly by VEGAS in S. cerevisiae, each gene is assigned an appropriate pair of VAs and assembled using a previously described technique called yeast Golden Gate (yGG). Here we describe the application of yGG specifically to building transcription units for VEGAS assembly as well as the VEGAS methodology. We demonstrate the assembly of four-, five- and six-gene pathways by VEGAS to generate S. cerevisiae cells synthesizing β-carotene and violacein. Moreover, we demonstrate the capacity of yGG coupled to VEGAS for combinatorial assembly.