Transfer Cloning (Destination Vector Generation)
In the transfer reaction step, the GOI is transferred from the Donor Vector into an Acceptor Vector. The Acceptor Vectors provide the desired genetic surroundings (i.e. affinity tag, promoter (prom), additional signal sequences, etc.). In cases the optimal expression and purification conditions of the GOI are unknown, a variety of different Acceptor Vectors should be chosen.
The transfer from the Donor Vector into the Acceptor Vector is assisted by Esp3I as restriction enzyme and T4 DNA Ligase. In the resulting Destination Vector, the GOI is placed under control of the selected promoter (prom), allowing GOI expression in the selected expression host. In this example, an affinity tag (green) is fused to the C-terminal end of the GOI expression product.