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Quantitative PCR measurements of the effects of introducing inosines into primers provides guidelines for improved degenerate primer design

Zheng, Linda; Gibbs, Mark; Rodoni, Brendan


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is used to detect groups of viruses with the use of group-specific degenerate primers. Inosine residues are sometimes used in the primers to match variable positions within the complementary target sequences, but there is little data on their effects on cDNA synthesis and amplification. A quantitative reverse-transcription PCR was used to measure the rate of amplification with primers containing inosine residues substituted at different positions and in...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Journal of Virological Methods
DOI: 10.1016/j.jviromet.2008.07.029


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