Judging/Variance/UC Berkeley

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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