Can Taq use RNA as a template?

Greg Appleyard greg.appleyard at
Thu Sep 9 14:04:02 EST 1999

Can Taq act as a DNA polymerase using RNA as a template?

We are curious about the origins of amplified fragments following PCR in 
our RNA+ but cDNA and DNA negative control lane. 

Greg Appleyard
Western College of Veterinary Medicine

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