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Title: j5 v2.8.4

Abstract

j5 automates and optimizes the design of the molecular biological process of cloning/constructing DNA. j5 enables users to benefit from (combinatorial) multi-part scar-less SLIC, Gibson, CPEC, Golden Gate assembly, or variants thereof, for which automation software does not currently exist, without the intense labor currently associated with the process. j5 inputs a list of the DNA sequences to be assembled, along with a Genbank, FASTA, jbei-seq, or SBOL v1.1 format sequence file for each DNA source. Given the list of DNA sequences to be assembled, j5 first determines the cost-minimizing assembly strategy for each part (direct synthesis, PCR/SOE, or oligo-embedding), designs DNA oligos with Primer3, adds flanking homology sequences (SLIC, Gibson, and CPEC; optimized with Primer3 for CPEC) or optimized overhang sequences (Golden Gate) to the oligos and direct synthesis pieces, and utilizes BLAST to check against oligo mis-priming and assembly piece incompatibility events. After identifying DNA oligos that are already contained within a local collection for reuse, the program estimates the total cost of direct synthesis and new oligos to be ordered. In the instance that j5 identifies putative assembly piece incompatibilities (multiple pieces with high flanking sequence homology), the program suggests hierarchical subassemblies where possible. The program outputsmore » a comma-separated value (CSV) file, viewable via Excel or other spreadsheet software, that contains assembly design information (such as the PCR/SOE reactions to perform, their anticipated sizes and sequences, etc.) as well as a properly annotated genbank file containing the sequence resulting from the assembly, and appends the local oligo library with the oligos to be ordered j5 condenses multiple independent assembly projects into 96-well format for high-throughput liquid-handling robotics platforms, and generates configuration files for the PR-PR biology-friendly robot programming language. j5 thus provides a new way to design DNA assembly procedures much more productively and efficiently, not only in terms of time, but also in terms of cost. To a large extent, however, j5 does not allow people to do something that could not be done before by hand given enough time and effort. An exception to this is that, since the very act of using j5 to design the DNA assembly process standardizes the experimental details and workflow, j5 enables a single person to concurrently perform the independent DNA construction tasks of an entire group of researchers. Currently, this is not readily possible, since separate researchers employ disparate design strategies and workflows, and furthermore, their designs and workflows are very infrequently fully captured in an electronic format which is conducive to automation.« less

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Lab. (LBNL), Berkeley, CA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
Contributing Org.:
Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
OSTI Identifier:
1261610
Report Number(s):
j5 v2.8.4; 004846MLTPL00
R&D Project: 2016-101
DOE Contract Number:
AC02-05CH11231
Resource Type:
Software
Software Revision:
00
Software Package Number:
004846
Software CPU:
MLTPL
Source Code Available:
No
Other Software Info:
Only LBNL reserves the right distribute this software.
Country of Publication:
United States

Citation Formats

Hillson, Nathan. j5 v2.8.4. Computer software. Vers. 00. USDOE. 29 Jun. 2016. Web.
Hillson, Nathan. (2016, June 29). j5 v2.8.4 (Version 00) [Computer software].
Hillson, Nathan. j5 v2.8.4. Computer software. Version 00. June 29, 2016.
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abstractNote = {j5 automates and optimizes the design of the molecular biological process of cloning/constructing DNA. j5 enables users to benefit from (combinatorial) multi-part scar-less SLIC, Gibson, CPEC, Golden Gate assembly, or variants thereof, for which automation software does not currently exist, without the intense labor currently associated with the process. j5 inputs a list of the DNA sequences to be assembled, along with a Genbank, FASTA, jbei-seq, or SBOL v1.1 format sequence file for each DNA source. Given the list of DNA sequences to be assembled, j5 first determines the cost-minimizing assembly strategy for each part (direct synthesis, PCR/SOE, or oligo-embedding), designs DNA oligos with Primer3, adds flanking homology sequences (SLIC, Gibson, and CPEC; optimized with Primer3 for CPEC) or optimized overhang sequences (Golden Gate) to the oligos and direct synthesis pieces, and utilizes BLAST to check against oligo mis-priming and assembly piece incompatibility events. After identifying DNA oligos that are already contained within a local collection for reuse, the program estimates the total cost of direct synthesis and new oligos to be ordered. In the instance that j5 identifies putative assembly piece incompatibilities (multiple pieces with high flanking sequence homology), the program suggests hierarchical subassemblies where possible. The program outputs a comma-separated value (CSV) file, viewable via Excel or other spreadsheet software, that contains assembly design information (such as the PCR/SOE reactions to perform, their anticipated sizes and sequences, etc.) as well as a properly annotated genbank file containing the sequence resulting from the assembly, and appends the local oligo library with the oligos to be ordered j5 condenses multiple independent assembly projects into 96-well format for high-throughput liquid-handling robotics platforms, and generates configuration files for the PR-PR biology-friendly robot programming language. j5 thus provides a new way to design DNA assembly procedures much more productively and efficiently, not only in terms of time, but also in terms of cost. To a large extent, however, j5 does not allow people to do something that could not be done before by hand given enough time and effort. An exception to this is that, since the very act of using j5 to design the DNA assembly process standardizes the experimental details and workflow, j5 enables a single person to concurrently perform the independent DNA construction tasks of an entire group of researchers. Currently, this is not readily possible, since separate researchers employ disparate design strategies and workflows, and furthermore, their designs and workflows are very infrequently fully captured in an electronic format which is conducive to automation.},
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year = {Wed Jun 29 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
month = {Wed Jun 29 00:00:00 EDT 2016},
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