PCR elongation time?

Robert Hartley rh at mblab.gla.ac.uk
Mon Mar 20 12:55:27 EST 2000

In article <38D64A17.85FA247 at jouy.inra.fr>, Sophie Launey
<Sophie.Launey at jouy.inra.fr> wrote:

> Hello everybody,
> My question is: how short can the elongation time in a PCR cycle be?
> (for fragments of less than 300 bp).
Depends on your Thermal Cycler. On a RapidCycler which is Capiliary based.
you would only need to elongate for about 5 seconds maximum. SEE :-


Dependiong on the Taq ~ 50-90 bases/sec (roughly)

> Sophie

Bob, Sunny Scotland.

Robert Hartley,
Centre for Cell Engineering,University of Glasgow,UK.
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