Ran qPCR on gDNA (06:50-10) to test new primers (H.iris_actin_intron_Fw/Rv) designed to bind only to a region in an intron of the H.iris actin gene. Hopefully there’s enough homology between H.iris (primer source) and H.cracherodii (template source) for this to work. PCR setup/plate layout is here. Anneal temp 50C.
Ran qPCR on DNased Abalone Dg RNA (07:12 Set), gDNA (06:50-10) and clean cDNA (from 20090422) using primers (H.crach_h-1fg_intron_Fw/Rv) designed to bind only to a region in an intron of the H.cracherodii hemocyanin gene. PCR setup/plate layout is here. Anneal temp of 50C was used.
Results: No PCR products in any samples, not even the positive control. It seems that the primers don’t work. Will design new primers, probably from a different species of abalone since there was essentially only one gene in H.cracherodii that had any intron sequence available..