PCR, qPCR, & DNA Amplification

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a rapid and inexpensive in vitro technique used to amplify copies of small segments of DNA, producing billions of DNA copies quickly and efficiently. Since its introduction in the 1980’s by Kary Mullis, it has significantly contributed to various innovations in molecular biology, biotechnology, and biopharmaceuticals, resulting in the development of numerous technologies.

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Using PCR to Fight Antimicrobial Resistance

Dive into the world of PCR's pivotal role in the battle against antimicrobial resistance. Uncover how this innovative technique empowers medical breakthroughs, safeguarding global health against evolving threats.

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RT-qPCR: Definition, Applications, & Industry Uses

RT-qPCR: Overview The development of polymerase chain reaction (PCR) brought Kary Mullis a Nobel prize in chemistry in 1992. The high-throughput technique has revolutionized research in molecular biol...

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dUTP: Definition, Applications, & Industry Uses

dUTP: Overview Deoxynucleotide triphosphates (dNTPs) are the building blocks of the DNA molecules, the genetic material of most organisms. It includes dATP, dTTP, dGTP, dCTP, and dUTP. During DNA repl...

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Ribonucleotide: Definition, Overview, & Applications

Ribonucleotide Overview Nucleotides are the building blocks of nucleic acids — one of the four essential groups of biomolecules among proteins, carbohydrates, and amino acids. The basic skeleton...

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cDNA Synthesis: Overview & Applications

cDNA Synthesis: Overview cDNA synthesis is a process of producing complementary DNA (cDNA) by reverse transcription. The process utilizes mRNA or miRNA as a template, reverse transcriptase enzyme, and...

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Deoxynucleotide Triphosphates (dNTP): Definition & Overview

What Is dNTP? Nucleoside triphosphate is a biomolecule involved in building nucleic acids (DNA and RNA). Structurally, they contain nitrogenous bases bound to a ribose sugar and three phosphates. And,...