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Help with PCR reference

Dr. David J. Meyer meyerd19 at ecity.net
Fri Dec 29 07:55:13 EST 1995

Dear Netters,

Over the years I have seen a lot of good (and some silly) questions 
relating to the biochemistry of the polymerase chain reaction. Many are 
answered clearly in the FAQ (kudos to the maintainer(s)), but I am now 
looking for a reference which I used to have but can no longer obtain. 
Could someone please post the reference (or even the article, publishers 
willing) to this newsgroup as a service to the reader?

The article in question was by Kary Mullis and appeared (sometime in the 
past 7 years) in "PCR" or "Methods: a Companion to Methods in 
Enzymology." The title described "...How to avoid Cold 
Oligodeoxyribonuclear Fusion..." Not many libraries get this journal, 
and I could not obtain it even last year.

N.B.- I have a small bet (I wish it were a large bet) that dNTP's are 
not limiting in normal PCR. I will do the simple calculation myself, but 
would still like the reference 8-<)>

For my part, I have attached to this message another excellent reference 
describing the basic biochemistry of PCR.

Thank you for your assistance!

Dr. David J. Meyer 

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UI  - 91175712
AU  - Bloch W
AD  - Cetus Corporation, Emeryville, California 94608.
TI  - A biochemical perspective of the polymerase chain reaction.
TA  - Biochemistry
DP  - 1991 Mar 19
VI  - 30
IP  - 11
PG  - 2735-47
JC  - A0G
IS  - 0006-2960
LA  - Eng
MH  - Base Sequence
MH  - Genes
MH  - Mutagenesis
MH  - Polymerase Chain Reaction/METHODS
MH  - Proteins/GENETICS
RN  - 9007-49-2 (DNA)
PT  - Journal Article
PT  - Review
PT  - Review, Academic
SB  - M
SO  - Biochemistry 1991 Mar 19;30(11):2735-47


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