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While I have never done bacterial stock cultures from spores, I don't think it is necessary, as the standard procedure for making bacterial stocks should work without problems. For that you grow your bacteria in liquid culture until you reach the late log phase (so you have a lot of bacteria in your media), take 1 ml of the culture, mix it with 100% ...


The optimization done by service providers like IDT should be fine because they weigh in multiple factors like avoiding mRNA secondary structures and specified restriction endonucleases. Even I was considering manual editing but then some research on the internet revealed that codon usage is not the only factor involved :)

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