To increase the efficiency of directionally cloning cDNA, we have constructed a pair of vectors and devised a cDNA cloning strategy that improves upon previously published methods. The vectors, pLIB: AZ and pLIB: ZA, have two unique (distinct religation specificities; GGCCN/NNNNGGCC) SfiI sites (SfiI.A and SfiI.B) flanking a stuffer fragment which contains the tetracycline-resistance element. These vectors permit the directional cloning of cDNA in both sense (pLIB: AZ) and antisense (pLIB: ZA) orientations relative to the promoter for phage T3 RNA polymerase. cDNA that was synthesized using a primer with a 5' sequence of a SfiI.B site followed by an oligo(dT)16 3' tail was then ligated to an adaptor with the sequence of a SfiI.A site produced directional molecules that could be cloned into the pLIB vectors. Complex libraries with 10(7) members were produced from as few as 6 x 10(5) cells. The SfiI sites and stuffer can be subcloned as a cassette to permit directional cloning in other vectors, as there are several restriction enzyme sites flanking this region to the 5' and 3'.
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