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Polymerase Chain Reaction and Reverse Transcription&##x2014;Polymerase Chain Reaction

  • Dwight Oliver
Part of the Molecular Pathology Library book series (MPLB, volume 1)

Abstract

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) enables one to determine if a specific needle is present in a haystack, and it can be used as a step toward the characterization of the needle. It is a quick, powerful, inexpensive DNA amplification technique that has become a fundamental tool in molecular pathology.

Keywords

Polymerase Chain Reaction Fluorescence Resonance Energy Transfer Multiplex Polymerase Chain Reaction Moloney Murine Leukemia Virus Polymerase Chain Reaction Technique 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Dwight Oliver
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Pathology and Laboratory MedicineUniversity of Texas-Houston Medical SchoolHoustonUSA

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