Long PCR primers

Per Mygind perm at biobase.dk
Wed Nov 12 06:03:49 EST 1997

Wellcome Trust, Nairobi. wrote:
> Dear Colleagues,
> If there any risk of amplifying a fragment DNA with primer which are 50
> to 60 pb. Actually, I want to introduce a enzyme restriction site in
> these primers so that I can easily  detected them in agore or Acrylamide
> gel. Therefore I do need longer primers. But I wandering about doing a
> PCR such long oligonucleotides.
> My regards,
> Dr Alexis N
> zila
> --
> Wellcome Trust Research Labs,
> PO Box 43640,
> Nairobi, Kenya.
> Tel 254 (2) 725390, Fax 254 (2) 711673
> E-mail: wellcome at users.africaonline.co.ke

It is indeed a long primers. If you run just a two step PCR
(annealing temp = ext. temp) you might get a usefull product, but
you may also encounter multible bands. Hope this help ;-)
If you are are not part of the solution, you are part of the precipitate

Per Mygind, Cand.scient

Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
The Bartholin Building
University of Aarhus
phone : 89 42 17 47
fax   :

More information about the Microbio mailing list