>We are trying to clone several closely related sequences via PCR
>using the same primers. The products are different sizes, from 300 to
>600 bp. When we amplify and clone, we have to screen many recombinant
>before we can find the smaller ones. Is it possible to control the PCR
>conditions e.g., by lowering the time of extension, in order to selectively
>amplify the smaller products?
>>Any suggestions greatfully considered.
>Dr. D.A. Johnson
>Plant Molecular Biology
>Department of Biology
>University of Ottawa
>30 Marie Curie
>1-613-562-5800 ext 6347
Not really. You could modulate annealling conditions to better amplify the
copies that exactly match your primers. Additionally, I recommend cloning
products which have been sized on a gel.
Program in Immunology
Washington University - St Louis
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