Rapid Amplification of cDNA Ends

  • David Bertioli
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Rapid amplification of cDNA ends (RACE) amplifies either terminal of a cDNA, even where they have unknown sequence (1,2). RACE only requires knowledge of a short sequence within the mRNA of interest. It is often used for cloning the remainder of incomplete cDNAs.


Structural RNAs General Primer Restriction Endonuclease Site Terminal Transferase cDNA Synthesis Primer 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Bertioli
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  1. 1.Institute of Arable Crop ResearchRothampstead, HarpendenUK

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