Two-step 'hot' PCR amplification of GC-rich avian c-myc sequences

M. Schuchard, G. Sarkar, T. Ruesink, T. C. Spelsberg

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A new two-step cycle PCR method has been developed for amplification of GC-rich DNA sequences. Using this method, termed 'hot PCR', 111 and 179 bp regions (GC contents of 74% and 76%, respectively) of the avian c-myc proto-oncogene were specifically amplified from cloned and genomic DNA. This method uses high-melting primers (T(m) between 70° and 74°C), a two-step cycle that employs a 94°C denaturation step and an annealing-elongation step between 70° and 80°C with or without formamide.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)390-392+394
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1993

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biotechnology
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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