Degenerate PCR - Sequencing?

Jim Gerlach GERLACHJ at QUCDN.QueensU.CA
Mon Mar 7 13:59:35 EST 1994

We have been doing PCR with degenerate primers (17mers, usually 256 fold) 
and obtaining products in the 150-300 bp size. After doing restriction 
digests to establish that we had produced some non-human products we are now 
ready to sequence. We could, of course, clone and sequence in a conventional 
fashion but I'm wondering what are the chances of doing sequencing using the 
degenerate primers. Anyone tried this (or some other nice trick)? Thanx for 
any sugguestions or help.
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