Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
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How to Cite
Winter, P. C. 2005. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). eLS. .
- Published Online: 23 SEP 2005
The polymerase chain reaction is a technique that allows DNA molecules of interest (usually gene sequences) to be copied in a simple enzyme reaction producing a sufficient quantity of the copied DNA for detailed analysis or manipulation. The method is a basic tool in molecular biology with widespread applications in biological and medical research.
- DNA polymerase;