Are there alternatives to Tris-based PCR buffers?

Gavin Turbett gaviturb at
Mon Apr 7 18:52:26 EST 1997

Does anyone know of a PCR amplification buffer that does not contain 
Tris? We want to be able to perform PCR in a buffer that does not 
contain any amine groups. This excludes Tris and most other common 
buffers such as TES, Tricine, Bicine, etc. The sorts of buffers that 
may be suitable include HEPES, HEPPSO, POPSO, EPPS. Also, what about 
simple phosphate or citrate as a base for a PCR buffer?

Any suggestions or recipes would be greatly appreciated.

Yours sincerely;

Gavin Turbett.

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