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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  1. Paul C Winter

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005339



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Winter, P. C. 2005. Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR). eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Belfast City Hospital, Belfast, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

Further Reading

  1. Further Reading
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  • McPherson MP and Hames BD (eds.) (1995) PCR 2: A Practical Approach. Oxford, UK: IRL Press.
  • Nanda SK and Jain SK (1995) In vitro nucleic acid amplification systems. Current Science 66: 421429.
  • Ohan NW and Heikkila JJ (1995) Reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction – an overview of the technique and its applications. Biotechnology Advances 11: 1329.
  • Reischl U and Kochanowski B (1995) Quantitative PCR – a survey of the present technology. Molecular Biotechnology 3: 5571.
  • Twyman RM (1998) Advanced Molecular Biology: A Concise Reference, pp. 279285. Oxford, UK: Bios Scientific Publishers.
  • Winter PC, Hickey GI and Fletcher HL (2002) Instant Notes in Genetics, pp. 255258. Oxford, UK: Bios Scientific Publishers.