Software-Assisted Stacking of Gene Modules Using GoldenBraid 2.0 DNA-Assembly Framework

  • Marta Vazquez-Vilar
  • Alejandro Sarrion-Perdigones
  • Peio Ziarsolo
  • Jose Blanca
  • Antonio Granell
  • Diego OrzaezEmail author
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1284)


GoldenBraid (GB) is a modular DNA assembly technology for plant multigene engineering based on type IIS restriction enzymes. GB speeds up the assembly of transcriptional units from standard genetic parts and facilitates the stacking of several genes within the same T-DNA in few days. GBcloning is software-assisted with a set of online tools. The GBDomesticator tool assists in the adaptation of DNA parts to the GBstandard. The combination of GB-adapted parts to build new transcriptional units is assisted by the GB TU Assembler tool. Finally, the assembly of multigene modules is simulated by the GB Binary Assembler. All the software tools are available at Here, we describe in detail the assembly methodology to create a multigene construct with three transcriptional units for polyphenol metabolic engineering in plants.

Key words

Synthetic Biology DNA assembly software Type IIS restriction enzymes Multigene engineering Metabolic engineering Plant biotechnology 



We want to thank the COST Action FA1006 for the support in the development of the Web tools. This work was supported by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness (grant no. BIO2010–15384). M. Vazquez-Vilar is recipient of a Junta de Ampliación de Estudios fellowship.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marta Vazquez-Vilar
    • 1
  • Alejandro Sarrion-Perdigones
    • 2
  • Peio Ziarsolo
    • 3
  • Jose Blanca
    • 3
  • Antonio Granell
    • 1
  • Diego Orzaez
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Instituto de Biología Molecular y Celular de Plantas (IBMCP), Consejo Superior de Investigaciones CientíficasUniversidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain
  2. 2.Verna and Marrs McLean Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyBaylor College of MedicineHoustonUSA
  3. 3.Centro de Conservación y Mejora de la Agrodiversidad (COMAV)Universidad Politécnica de ValenciaValenciaSpain

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