DNA Cloning and Assembly Methods pp 103-117
Circular Polymerase Extension Cloning
High-throughput genomics, proteomics, and the emerging field of synthetic biology demand ever more convenient, economical, and efficient technologies to assemble and clone genes, gene libraries, and synthetic pathways. Here, we describe an extremely simple, efficient, and cost-effective cloning method, circular polymerase extension cloning (CPEC), for complex, combinatorial, or multi-fragment assembly as well as routine cloning. This method uses a single polymerase to assemble and clone multiple inserts with any vector in a one-step reaction in vitro. No restriction digestion, ligation, or single-stranded homologous recombination is required.
Key wordsMolecular cloning Genetic assembly Library cloning DNA polymerase