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NEB® 10-beta Competent E. coli (High Efficiency)

Supplied with outgrowth medium optimized for NEB 10-beta & NEB Stable Competent E.coli ; please do not use SOC outgrowth medium.

Now available in 96-well plate format.

Product Introduction

NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli is a derivative of the popular DH10B. It is T1 phage resistant and endonuclease I (endA1) deficient for high- quality plasmid preparations.

  • High efficiency strain ideal for cloning large plasmids and BACs
  • Available in single-use vials, 200 μl vials, 96-well plate and electrocompetent format
  • No dry ice surcharge on competent cell shipments
  • Outgrowth medium included
  • Free of animal products
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Catalog # Size Concentration
C3019H 20 x 0.05 ml 0
C3019I 6 x 0.2 ml 0
C3019P 1 96-well plate (20 μl/well) 0
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Product Information

Description

Highlights

  • DH10B™ derivative
  • Transformation efficiency:
         For C3019I and C3019H:  1–3 x 109 cfu/µg pUC19 DNA
         For C3019P: 1–3 x 108 cfu/µg pUC19 DNA 
  • Efficient transformation of methylated DNA derived from eukaryotic sources or unmethylated DNA derived from PCR, cDNA and many other sources [mcrAΔ(mrr-hsdRMS-mcrBC)]
  • Activity of nonspecific endonuclease I (endA1) eliminated for highest quality plasmid preparations
  • Resistance to phage T1 (fhuA)
  • Suitable for blue/white screening without IPTG by a-complementation of the b-galactosidase gene
  • Reduced recombination of cloned DNA (recA1)
  • Clone large plasmids and BACs
  • Free of animal products
  • K12 Strain

Chemically competent E. coli cells suitable for high efficiency transformation in a wide variety of applications.

Genotype

Δ(ara-leu) 7697 araD139  fhuA ΔlacX74 galK16 galE15 e14-  ϕ80dlacZΔM15  recA1 relA1 endA1 nupG  rpsL (StrR) rph spoT1 Δ(mrr-hsdRMS-mcrBC) 

Reagents Supplied

The following reagents are supplied with this product:

NEB # Component Name Component # Stored at (°C) Amount Concentration
Product Categories:
Cloning Competent Cell Strains Products,
Applications:
USER® Cloning,
Applications of USER® and Thermolabile USER II Enzymes,
Site Directed Mutagenesis,
Site Directed Mutagenesis,
Transformation

Advantages and Features

Features

  • Large plasmid and BAC cloning
  • DH10B™ derivative

Application Features


Effect of Plasmid Size on Transformation Efficiency: Effect of Plasmid Size on Transformation Efficiency:
NEB 10-beta chemically competent cells (C3019H) are more efficiently transformed with large plasmids than NEB 5-alpha cells (C2987H). The difference in TE between the two cell lines increases with the size of the plasmid being transformed.


Effect of heat shock time on NEB 10-beta competent E. coli transformation efficiency: Effect of heat shock time on NEB 10-beta competent E. coli transformation efficiency:   50 μl of competent cells (C3019H) were transformed with 100 pg of pUC19 control DNA following the provided High Efficiency Transformation Protocol except heat shock time varied from 0 to 80 seconds.


Effect of DNA incubation time on NEB 10-beta competent E. coli transformation efficiency:  Effect of DNA incubation time on NEB 10-beta competent E. coli transformation efficiency:
50 μl of competent cells (C3019H) were transformed with 100 pg of pUC19 control DNA following the provided High Efficiency Transformation Protocol except DNA incubation time varied from 0 to 40 minutes.


Effect of outgrowth medium on transformation efficiency: Outgrowth
50 μl of NEB 10-beta competent E. coli (C3019H) was transformed with 100 pg of pUC19 control DNA following the provided High Efficiency Transformation Protocol with the exception of varying the outgrowth medium. NEB 10-beta/Stable Outgrowth Medium delivers the highest transformation efficiency.


Benefit from the high transformation efficiencies of NEB 10-beta (C3019H/I): Efficiency
Transformation efficiencies were compared using manufacturers’ recommended protocols. Values shown are the average of triplicate experiments. 

 



Properties & Usage

Antibiotic for Plasmid Selection

Antibiotics for Plasmid Selection Working Concentration
Ampicillin 100 µg/ml
Carbenicillin 100 µg/ml
Chloramphenicol 33 µg/ml
Kanamycin 30 µg/ml
Tetracycline 15 µg/ml

Shipping Notes

  • Ships on dry ice

Antibiotic Resistance

  • str

Product Notes

  1. STORAGE AND HANDLING: Competent cells should be stored at -80°C. Storage at -20°C will result in a significant decrease in transformation efficiency. Cells lose efficiency whenever they are warmed above -80°C, even if they do not thaw.
  2. CAUTION: This product contains DMSO, a hazardous material. Review the MSDS before handling.

Protocols, Manuals & Usage

Protocols

  1. High Efficiency Transformation Protocol using NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli (High Efficiency) (C3019H/C3019I)
  2. 5 Minute Transformation Protocol using NEB 10-beta Competent E. coli (C3019H/C3019I)
  3. High Efficiency Transformation Protocol with NEB 10-beta in 96-well Plate Format (NEB# C3019P)

Usage & Guidelines

Application Notes

Datacards

The Product Summary Sheet, or Data Card, includes details for how to use the product, as well as details of its formulation and quality controls. The following file naming structure is used to name the majority of these document files: [Catalog Number]Datasheet-Lot[Lot Number]. For those product lots not listed below, please contact NEB at info@neb.com or fill out the Technical Support Form for appropriate document.)

Tools & Resources

Selection Charts

Web Tools

FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs

  1. Which competent cell strains are compatible with Gateway® Cloning?
  2. What are the strain properties (C3019)?
  3. What is the difference between NEB #C3019H and NEB #C3019I?
  4. What is the shelf life for this strain (NEB #C3019H and NEB #C3019I)?
  5. Which strain of Competent E. coli should I use for general cloning?
  6. Does plasmid size affect transformation efficiency (C3019)?
  7. How should I calculate the transformation efficiency (C3019)?
  8. Can I store competent cells at -20°C instead of -80°C?
  9. What is the optimal heat shock time for this strain (NEB #C3019H and NEB #C3019I)?
  10. How long should I incubate cells on ice after DNA has been added (NEB #C3019H and NEB #C3019I)?
  11. Which kind of transformation tubes should be used?
  12. What volume of DNA can be added into competent cells?
  13. Are NEB's competent cells compatible with the “Mix & Go" protocol?
  14. What type of competent cells are suitable for transformation of DNA constructs created using NEBuilder HiFi DNA Assembly Master Mix?
  15. Why did Synthetic Biologist Chris Voigt of MIT choose NEB 10-beta for DNA assembly and cloning?
  16. How should I store the NEB 10-beta/Stable Outgrowth Medium?
  17. How should fragments be prepared for assembly using NEBuilder HiFi?
  18. Can the 96-well plate format of NEB 10-beta Competent E.coli, NEB #C3019P, be separated into smaller sections?
  19. How does the transformation efficiency of the 96-well plate format (NEB #C3019P) compare to the other formats?

Quality, Safety & Legal

Quality Assurance Statement

Quality Control tests are performed on each new lot of NEB product to meet the specifications designated for it. Specifications and individual lot data from the tests that are performed for this particular product can be found and downloaded on the Product Specification Sheet, Certificate of Analysis, data card or product manual. Further information regarding NEB product quality can be found here.

Specifications

The Specification sheet is a document that includes the storage temperature, shelf life and the specifications designated for the product. The following file naming structure is used to name these document files: [Product Number]_[Size]_[Version]

Certificate Of Analysis

The Certificate of Analysis (COA) is a signed document that includes the storage temperature, expiration date and quality controls for an individual lot. The following file naming structure is used to name these document files: [Product Number]_[Size]_[Version]_[Lot Number]

Safety DataSheets

The following is a list of Safety Data Sheet (SDS) that apply to this product to help you use it safely.

Legal and Disclaimers

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For more information about commercial rights, please contact NEB's Global Business Development team at gbd@neb.com.

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Trademarks

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