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mean stacking temp. algorithm

Les Hoffman lhoffman at midplains.net
Mon Feb 10 13:30:26 EST 1997

Hello to the Tm calculators :

In 1990 Biotechniques vol.8 (6), pp. 674-678, R.A. McGraw et al. 
presented a method for calculating the melting point of oligos based on 
nearest-neighbor interactions of the bases.  We have found the 
hybridization temperatures calculated manually with their methods give 
very accurate estimates of the Tm of oligos around 20 bases long. We 
cannot, however, find a source for the software for the algorithms for 
mean stacking temperature and "T50-hyb", the Tm.  Doing these 
calculations by hand seems a little ridiculous.  Does anyone out there 
know where we can download or obtain the software?

Les Hoffman
Epicentre Technologies Corp.
1202 Ann Street
Madison WI 53713

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