Judging/Variance/UC Berkeley

From 2009.igem.org

Team Request

Dear iGEM judges,

I'm writing on behalf of the 2009 UC Berkeley iGEM Team to request permission to submit parts in the format referred to as "BBb option 1" last year and as "BglBricks" in the iGEM technical standards.

For the third year in a row, the UC Berkeley iGEM team is using this standard of Biobricks, where parts are flanked by BglII and BamHI sites rather than XbaI and SpeI sites. Over 1,000 parts have been developed in this standard and it has been described and discussed in the BioBricks community. More information about this standard is described at http://openwetware.org/wiki/Arking:JCATutorialIntro1

In the spirit of iGEM, we hope to share these parts with the community, and we are constructing them using biobricks, but with a variation on the original version. Given the strengths the BBb Biobrick standards, we hope you will accept our constructs for this year's competition.

Thank you for your consideration,

- UC Berkeley iGEM Team

Judges' Response


Thanks for your email.

Please submit the RFC detailing this physical assembly standard so that others can easily consider and reuse it.

The cognate BBF RFC #21 has been pending for quite a while now:


You may need to consider changing the author list from the original set if the listed authors associated with the requested RFC are no longer involved with its drafting.

Instructions for drafting RFCs are available via BBF RFC #0.


With best wishes, Drew Endy on behalf of the 2009 iGEM Judging team.