Troubles with Pfu polymerase

Nathan Siemers nathan at
Sat Jan 6 03:37:20 EST 1996

In article <Holger-0501961748290001 at> Holger at (Holger Scholz) writes:

   From: Holger at (Holger Scholz)
   Newsgroups: bionet.molbio.methds-reagnts
   Date: Fri, 05 Jan 1996 17:48:29 +0200
   Organization: Biocenter Vienna, Austria
   Lines: 27
   References: <4cjekp$ll0 at>

   In article <4cjekp$ll0 at>, hatzfeld at
   (Yves hatzfeld) wrote:

   > Hi Netters!
   > I have troubles with amplifying a 1.5 kb fragment with pfu polymerase
   > (stratagene). 
   > When I do the same experiments using Taq instead, I haven't any problem
   > and I obtain the expected products ...
   > So why the Hell it does not work?
   > Any idea would be very wellcome, before I encounter a nervous
   > breakdown...

   > Yves.

   It´s always the same story with pfu polymerase.

   try 100 microliter reaction volume not 50
   increase the primer concentration, 500 ng each

   I don´t know why but it is like it is


Of course, use DMSO (!)

You may also want to increase # of cycles.


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