Construction of cDNA Libraries Protocol Here, the DNA-RNA hybrids synthesized in Stage 1 are converted into full-length double-stranded cDNAs. The primers for synthesis of second-strand cDNA are created by RNase H, which introduces nicks into the RNA moiety of the cDNA-mRNA hybrids. E. coli DNA polymerase I extends the newly created 3'-hydroxyl termini, using the first-strand cDNA as a template.
Screening Expression Libraries Constructed in Plasmid Vectors Protocol A cDNA library constructed in a plasmid expression vector of the pUC, pUR, or pEX series is plated on agar medium and then replicated onto filters, which are transferred to plates containing IPTG. After 2-4 hours of induction, the colonies are lysed with chloroform and then screened with appropriate antibodies.