DNASU Collections

DNASU has two types of collections. The first are multi-plate collections of plasmids based on organism, vector or biological theme that you can request at a discounted price. The second are individual plasmids that are grouped together (such as the PSI or glyco-enzyme collections) so that you can find all plasmids from a particular biological collection more easily.

Thank you to all of the laboratories and individual investigators who have shared their plasmids!

Empty Vectors
Transfer your gene of interest into these empty vectors for:
  • Expression in a variety of systems including yeast, bacteria, mammalian cells, cell free, or wheat germ extract
  • PSI Vectors optimized for expression, solubility, or expression system. For even more details, browse our empty vectors or visit our PSI:Biology-MR portal.
Search for plasmids based on vector features here.
plasmid PSI:Biology-Materials Repository (PSI:Biology-MR) Plasmids

The PSI:Biology-MR will store and distribute the tens of thousands of plasmids created by PSI researchers including:

  • Over 106 empty vectors for expression and protein purification
  • As of February 2014, over 82,000 PSI-2 and PSI:Biology plasmids containing genes from over 500 organisms
Search for particular PSI plasmids using our PSI:Biology-MR Search.
Homo sapiens
common name: human
DNASU distributes over 75,000 plasmids containing human genes including:
CFTR Collection
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation

Human Glyco-enzymes

  • A collection of over 1,420 human Glyco-enzymes (including glycosyltransferases, glycosidases, sulfotransferases, and other glycan-related proteins) in both the Gateway entry vector and several expression vector.
Cancer Expression Plasmids
Affinity Reagents
Sacharomyces cerevisiae
common name: budding yeast
  • Genome-scale collection of >17,000 sequence-verified open reading frames
  • ORFs in Gateway entry and two expression vectors (pBY011 and ZM552)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa A01
Causes opportunistic infections
  • Genome-scale collection of >2,300 sequence-verified plasmids in the Gateway entry vector
Bacillus anthracis
Causes anthrax
Vibrio cholerae
Causes cholera
Francisella tularensis Schu4
Causes tularemia
Yersinia pseudotuberculosis
Causes pseudotuberculosis
Yersinia pestis
Causes bubonic plague