Molecular markers
Polymerase chain reaction variations

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PubMed Search: Polymerase chain reaction[TI] variations[TI]

Rodney E. Shackelford, D.O., Ph.D.
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Definition / general
Cite this page: Shackelford R. Polymerase chain reaction variations - general. website. Accessed May 28th, 2020.
Definition / general
  • Initial PCR protocols were very useful for amplifying often vanishingly small copies of a specific DNA sequence in complex DNA mixtures, such as fragmented genomic DNA
  • Many variations of standard PCR are now commonly used to answer specific molecular diagnostic and research questions
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