Guide RNA Design For Cas-CLOVER
Dimerization of Cas-CLOVER gene editing technology requires the design of two guide RNAs (gRNAs) to the gene of interest.
Comprehensive Guide to Designing and Constructing Cas-CLOVER Guides
Welcome to our comprehensive tutorial on designing and constructing Cas-CLOVER guides. Cas-CLOVER is a versatile tool used in genome engineering, and this tutorial will walk you through the process of designing guide RNA pairs and constructing them for use with Cas-CLOVER. Whether you're new to genome engineering or looking to refine your skills, this tutorial will provide you with the knowledge and tools needed to effectively utilize Cas-CLOVER in your research.
Part 1: Designing Guide RNA Pairs
- Understanding the Basics: Learn about the fundamentals of Cas-CLOVER and its applications in genome engineering. Familiarize yourself with the components required for designing guide RNA pairs.
- Utilizing Design Tools: Explore open-source gRNA design tools such as CRISPOR and CHOPCHOP. Understand how these tools facilitate the design of guide RNA pairs for Cas-CLOVER.
- Setting Parameters: Learn about essential parameters for designing guide RNA pairs, including GC content, efficiency, and location. Understand how to filter potential gRNAs based on these parameters to ensure optimal performance.
- Manually Designing sgRNA Pairs: Discover the process of manually designing sgRNA pairs for Cas-CLOVER using molecular cloning software. Learn how to identify target sequences and annotate guide RNA pairs effectively.
Part 2: Constructing Cas-CLOVER Guides
- Synthetic Guide Synthesis: Explore options for ordering synthetic guides from providers like Synthego. Understand the process of converting DNA target sequences to RNA and assembling guides for use with Cas-CLOVER.
- Plasmid-Based sgRNA Expression: Learn about plasmid-based sgRNA expression and the process of ordering oligos for guide sequences. Understand the assembly of guide RNA pairs via Golden Gate Assembly (GGA) and cloning into destination plasmids.
- Golden Gate Assembly (GGA): Explore the components of the GGA destination plasmid and understand its role in guide RNA assembly. Learn the step-by-step process of Golden Gate Assembly for inserting guide RNA pairs into the base vector.
- Cloning the Guide Cassette: Understand the final steps of cloning the entire cassette via HiFi cloning into the desired plasmid. Learn about variations in assembly techniques depending on destination plasmids.
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