Plasmid pBr322 includes two genes that confer antibiotic resistance: a gene for ampicillin and a gene for tetracycline. The cutting site for the restriction enzyme BamH1 is in the middle pf the tetracycline resistance gene. The cutting site for the restriction enzyme Pvu1 is in the middle of the ampicillin resistance gene.
If you were using a cell culture plate that contained ampicillin, which restriction enzyme (BamH1 or Pvu1) would you use to cut the plasmid and excise the gene you wanted to insert?
I would assume you need to use Pvu1 since the cutting site is in the ampicillin resistance gene, but the correct answer is BamH1. Why?
Any help would be awesome! Thanks!