Product Class: Restriction Endonuclease

BmtI

This enzyme has transitioned to an improved new buffer system. Visit NEBCutSmart.com for further details.
 
The new and current Double Digest Finder and current Activity/Performance Chart for the CutSmart buffer system are available. The previous version of the Double Digest Finder, as well as the previous Version of Activity/Performance Chart that use the former buffer system, are still available for your convenience.

BmtI has a High Fidelity (HF) version available.
cloned at neb recombinant incubation temp heat inactivation
BmtI_cutsite
Catalog #SizeConcentration
R0658S300 units10,000 units/ml
R0658L1,500 units10,000 units/ml

Description

BmtI has a High Fidelity version BmtI-HF™ (NEB #R3658).

High Fidelity (HF ™) Restriction Enzymes have 100% activity in CutSmart ™ Buffer; single-buffer simplicity means more straightforward and streamlined sample processing. HF enzymes also exhibit dramatically reduced star activity. HF enzymes are all Time-Saver qualified and can therefore cut substrate DNA in 5-15 minutes with the flexibility to digest overnight without degradation to DNA. Engineered with performance in mind, HF restriction enzymes are fully active under a broader range of conditions, minimizing off-target products, while offering flexibility in experimental design.

Product Source

An E.coli strain that carries the cloned BmtI gene from Bacillus megaterium S2 (S.K. Degtyarev).

Reagents Supplied

The following reagents are supplied with this product:

Store at (°C)Concentration
NEBuffer 3.1-2010X

Properties and Usage

Unit Definition

One unit is defined as the amount of enzyme required to digest 1 µg of pXba in 1 hour at 37°C in a total reaction volume of 50 µl.

Reaction Conditions

1X NEBuffer 3.1
Incubate at 37°C

1X NEBuffer 3.1:
100 mM NaCl
50 mM Tris-HCl
10 mM MgCl2
100 μg/ml BSA
pH 7.9 @ 25°C

Diluent Compatibility

Storage Conditions

10 mM Tris-HCl
300 mM NaCl
1 mM DTT
0.1 mM EDTA
500 μg/ml BSA
50% Glycerol
pH 7.4 @ 25°C

Heat Inactivation

65°C for 20 min

Methylation Sensitivity

dam methylation: Not Sensitive
dcm methylation: Not Sensitive
CpG Methylation: Not Sensitive

Heat Inactivated

Yes

Quality Control

Quality Control Assays

The following Quality Control Tests are performed on each new lot and meet the specifications designated for the product. Individual lot data can be found on the Product Summary Sheet/Datacard or Manual which can be found in the Supporting Documents section of this page.
  • Exonuclease Activity (Radioactivity Release):
    The product is tested in a reaction containing a radiolabeled mixture of single and double-stranded DNA. After incubation for 4 hours the exonuclease activity is determined by the % release of radioactive nucleotides.
  • Ligation and Recutting (Terminal Integrity):
    After an over-digestion of DNA with a restriction endonuclease the percentage of the DNA fragments ligated with T4 DNA ligase and the percentage that can be recut are determined by agarose gel electrophoresis.
  • Non-Specific DNase Activity (16 hour):
    The product is tested for non-specific nuclease degradation in a reaction containing a DNA substrate. After incubation for 16 hours there is no detectable degradation of the DNA substrate as determined by agarose gel electrophoresis.

Supporting Documents

Certificate of Analysis

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

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]

Material Safety Datasheets

The following is a list of Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) that apply to this product to help you use it safely. The following file naming structure is used to name these document files: [Product Name] MSDS. For international versions please contact us at info@neb.com.

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.

Notes

  1. BmtI is an neoschizomer of NheI.
  2. Star activity may result from extended digestion
  1. What effect does BSA have on the performance of NEB’s restriction enzymes when included in the new buffers?
  2. How can I access the old NEBuffer Activity Chart?
  3. How can I access the old Double Digest Finder?
  1. Optimizing Restriction Endonuclease Reactions