Vectors, Constructs, Cell Lines, and Expression Systems

Documentation: Version 21.11
The LabKey Biologics registry can capture Vectors, Constructs, Cell Lines, Expression Systems, and their relationships. To add these entities to the registry, use the creation wizard for the desired type.

Definitions

  • Vectors are typically plasmids that can inject genetic material into cells. Must have a specific nucleotide sequence.
  • Constructs are Vectors which have been modified to include the genetic material intended for injection into the cell.
  • Cell Lines are types of cells that can be grown in the lab.
  • Expression Systems are cell lines that have been injected with a construct.

Creation Forms

Select the desired entity from the main menu, or access the creation wizard for any entity from the page for any other entity. For example, when you are viewing the Vectors grid, you can select Create > Vector, or use Create > Registry to expand the listing and select another entity type to create.

  • Create > Vector
  • Create > Registry > Construct
  • Create > Registry > Cell Line
  • Create > Registry > Expression System
The default fields for each entity type are shown below. General instructions for creating entities are in this topic: Create and Edit Entities

Note that the default fields can be changed by administrators to fit your laboratory workflows, requirements, and terminology. For details about customizing them, see Biologics Admin: Grids, Detail Pages, and Entry Forms.

Entity TypeDefault Fields
VectorName
Description
Alias
Sequence
Selection Methods
Vector Parents
ConstructName
Description
Alias
Vector
Cloning Site
Complete Sequence
Insert Sequences
Construct Parents
Cell LinesName
Description
Alias
Expression System
Stable
Clonal
Organisms
Cell Line Parents
Expression SystemsName
Description
Alias
Host Cell Line
Constructs
Expression System Parents

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