RT-PCR or purchase cDNA library?
goldberg at bms.com
Mon Oct 14 15:45:38 EST 1996
I am planning to screen a rabbit liver library for a gene. I have
sufficient information to make RT-PCR feasible and can buy poly A RNA
prepared from this organ. Or I could get the cloned cDNA library and use
it. The poly A RNA is about 5-fold less expensive than a library, which
is a consideration, but I have not had any experience with RT-PCR. If
someone has used this technique I would be interested in hearing your
opinion and a recommendation for a kit if you were pleased with the
results. Is RT-PCR sufficiently reliable that someone who is familiar
with PCR can use it without a long learning curve (time is somewhat of a
Thanks for any responses.
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