ADH – (Alcohol-dehydrogenase)
16 % v/v glycerol
Bring 200 grams (= 160 ml) of glycerol (q.c.w. Sigma G-7757) and 800 ml distilled water in a beaker. Mix well and bring to a final volume of 1000 ml with distilled water. Store in the refrigerator.
Sepalyte pH 5-6 (Cat.No. 42014 ProTec Bioseparation)
Ready to hand Sepalyte solutions. Store in refrigerator
Acrylamide/ bis acrylamide 29 : 1 solution
Ready to hand acrylamide solution (q.c.w. Sigma A-3574). Store in refrigerator.
0.1N Sodium hydroxide
4.0 g sodium hydroxide (q.c.w. Sigma S-8045) in 1000 ml distilled water. Add a trace (tip of a small spatula) of sodium azide (q.c.w. Sigma S-8032). Store at room temperature
0,1% w/v riboflavin
0.05 g riboflavin (q.c.w. Sigma R-0508) in 50 ml 0.1 N sodium hydroxide.
Store in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
10% w/v ammonium persulfate
0.5 g ammonium persulfate (q.c.w. Sigma A- 3678) in 5.0 ml distilled water.
Store in refrigerator for one week
0.025 M phosphate buffer pH 7.8
Mix 3.00 g. sodium pHospHate mono basic (q.c.w. Sigma S-0751) with 900 ml distilled water and stir until dissolved. Adjust the pH to 7.8 with a 4 N NaOH solution. Bring to a final volume of 1000 ml with distilled water. Add a trace (tip of a small spatula) of sodium azide (q.c.w. Sigma S-8032). Store at room temperature.
ADH extraction solution
Make for each session a fresh solution. Bring in a beaker, 0.05-g dithiothreitol (q.c.w. Sigma D- 9163), 0.05 g albumin bovine (q.c.w. Sigma B-4287) and 5.0 g sucrose (q.c.w. Sigma S-8501) and 50.0-ml 0.025-M sodium pHospHate buffer pH 7.8. Stir until fully dissolved. Add a trace (tip of a small spatula) of Orange G (q.c.w. Sigma O-1625). Do not store.
0.2 M Tris-HCl pH 7.5
48.4 g Tris (q.c.w. Sigma T-8524) in 1600 ml distilled water. Stir until fully dissolved. Adjust the pH to 7.5 with HCl (q.c.w. BDH 28507). Bring to a final volume of 2000 ml with distilled water. Add a trace (tip of a small spatula) of sodium azide (q.c.w. Sigma S-8032). Store at room temperature.
Ready to hand solution. Store at room temperature.
2 % v/v Acetic acid solution
Bring 20 ml of acetic acid 100%(q.c.w. BDH 27013) in 2000 ml distilled water. Store at room temperature.
Ready to use TEMED Sigma ( T-9281).
9.5 ml 16 % glycerol
2.0 ml Acrylamide/bis acrylamide 29: 1 solution
1.0 ml Sepalytes (pH 5-6
0.065 ml 0.1 % w/v riboflavin
0.012 ml TEMED
0.035 ml 10% ammonium persulfate.
Add the above reagents and swirl to mix. Pour the gel according to the flap technique and allow polymerizing for at least 4 hours under light. Store the gels in a sealed bag in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks.
Single seeds are placed into a 96 well micro plate. To each well an aliquot* of the ADH extraction solution is added. The aliquot to be added depends on the fraction size of the seed.
fraction size 1.25 – 1.49 mm + 75 ml ADH extraction solution
fraction size 1.50 – 1.74 mm + 85 ml ADH extraction solution
fraction size 1.75 – 1.99 mm + 100 ml ADH extraction solution
fraction size 2.00 – 2.24 mm + 125 ml ADH extraction solution
fraction size 2.25 – 2.50 mm + 150 ml ADH extraction solution
The seeds are homogenized using the Terminator for 3 minutes and centrifuged for 10 minutes at 3000 rpm. at 10° C (or at room temperature).
Turn the cooling supply on and set at a temperature of ± 15°C. Remove the gel from the glass plates. Clean the back of the gel with methanol/ethanol. Place the gel onto the cooling plate with several ml of water. The gel can be divided into four parts. Space the electrodes evenly across the gel, alternating cathode (black electrode) and anode (red electrode) and then place directly onto the gel.
Power settings are for one gel (double the mA and Watts when running two gels).
Run 1: 600 Volts – 60 mA – 10 Watts – 100 Volthours
After the prefocusing step, the 96 templates are positioned ± 12 mm from the anode (red electrode). See cartoon image section “gel interpretation “Each sample well is filled with 8 µl of supernatant.
Run 2: 200 Volts – 60 mA – 12 Watts – 50 Volthours
Run 3: 1000 Volts – 60 mA – 12 Watts – 700 Volthours
After the prefocusing step, the 52 or the 96 templates are positioned ± 12 mm from the cathode (black electrode). See cartoon image section “gel interpretation 9.1.6.“ Each sample well is filled with 15 or 8 µl of supernatant.
Run 2: 200 Volts – 60 mA – 10 Watts – 100 Volthours
Run 3: 1000 Volts – 60 mA – 10 Watts – 1000 Volthours
After the gel has finished running, remove the gel from the cooling plate and place into an appropriate staining tray.
200 ml 0.2 M Tris- HCl pH 7.5
10 ml Ethanol 96-99 %
0.1 g NAD (q.c.w. Sigma N-7004)
0.05 g MTT (q.c.w. Sigma M-2128)
0.01 g PMS (q.c.w. Sigma P-9625) (tip of the small spatula)
Heat up the Tris-HCl buffer solution to ± 37° C. Add the reagents together and mix until fully dissolved and stain the gel at ± 37°C or room temperature until the bands can be clearly visualized. Remove the stain and destain the gel in a 2 % glacial acetic acid solution for about 10 minutes and rinse with distilled water for an additional 10 minutes. The gel can be air-dried.
Alternatively, staining tablets may be used if available. The tablets are dissolved in 200 ml buffer and 10 ml ethanol is added. Usually, one staining pill is enough for one gel. Ensure to give sufficient time for the pill to dissolve
No international enzyme classification is used.
The neatest band of interest from the anode is genotyped “11”
The farthest band of interest from the anode is genotyped “22”.
The hybrid is genotyped “1/2” in case that the female is 11 and the male 22.
The hybrid is genotyped “2/1” in case that the female is 22 and the male 11
ProTec Bioseparation (Protein Electrophoresis)