[Na] and Tm of oligos...

Bill Burnett bbur at wpo.nerc.ac.uk
Wed Apr 3 11:04:03 EST 1996


Possibly a dumb question but...  Why do melting point determination formulas 
include sodium ion concentration... and how, for my sodiumless PCR's and cycle 
sequencing reactions, do I try and predict Tm for my primers?  (There's no Na 
in my templates, and I don't add any Na2EDTA or anything else with Na in it...)

Puzzled...

Bill

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