Infectious clone technology is universally applied for biological characterization and engineering of viruses. This protocol describes procedures that implement synthetic biology advances for streamlined assembly of virus infectious clones. Here, I detail homology-based cloning using biological material, as well as SynViP assembly using type IIS restriction enzymes and chemically synthesized DNA fragments. The assembled virus clones are based on compact T-DNA binary vectors of the pLX series and are delivered to host plants by Agrobacterium-mediated inoculation. For complete details on the use and execution of this protocol, please refer to Pasin et al. (2017, 2018) and Pasin (2021).
Keywords: Biotechnology and bioengineering; Genomics; Microbiology; Molecular biology; Plant sciences; Sequencing.
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