pcr prob

chovek69 via methods%40net.bio.net (by ivanoov from gmail.com)
Sun Feb 24 05:39:44 EST 2008

Most probably your bands in the negative controls are actually primer
dimers. How big is the expected band ?  The dimers are weaker in the
DNA samples because some of the primers are used for the expected
product. I feel that you need to re-design primers or do extensive PCR


On Feb 23, 6:20 pm, harold  b <theoha... from gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi, my negative control (no template with both primers and mastermix)
> consistently shows a stronger single band whereas my amplicons show a
> leading similar but weaker band followed by a fading smear reminiscent
> of non-amplified DNA. In each case the product with DNA is less
> intense. Can someone make sense of this?

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