- What is VectorBuilder?
- How to design a vector on VectorBuilder?
- What services do VectorBuilder offer and how to request them?
- How to place an order?
- How to use my account?
- How to obtain technical information on vectors?
- How is vector ID assigned?
- How is vector name assigned?
- Species abbreviations
- Can I obtain a copy of my vector’s QC and sequencing data?
- How to cite VectorBuilder’s vectors in publications?
Rules for assigning vector names
- All vector names begin with the letter “p”.
- Abbreviation for vector backbone is given after the letter “p”. Below are examples of commonly used backbones:
RP: Regular plasmid
MMLV: MMLV retrovirus
AAV: Adeno-associated virus
PB: PiggyBac transposon
Tol2: Tol2 transposon
ET, BAD or CS: Various bacterial expression vectors
SC: Saccharomyces cerevisiae
- Abbreviations for biological applications, if applicable, is given in brackets after the vector backbone abbreviation. Below are examples of common biological applications:
Exp: A vector for expressing a gene of interest
shRNA: A vector for expressing shRNA for use in knockdown
gRNA: A vector for expressing gRNA for use in the CRISPR system
En: A vector for testing enhancer activity