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PCR is the cornerstone of a range of modern scientific disciplines and it is also a key procedure in numerous basic studies involving DNA molecules. All methods for PCR are based on the concept of DNA strand complementarity discovered by James Watson and Francis Crick. PCR became possible with the discovery of DNA polymerases and later their thermostable variants, a variety of isothermal and temperature-cycling amplification techniques have been developed. Little research related to DNA can be performed without the employment of PCR or other DNA amplifi cation procedures.

Real-Time PCR
Edited by: Nick A. Saunders and Martin A. Lee
Provides both the novice and experienced user with an invaluable reference to a wide-range of real-time PCR technologies and applications and supplies detailed technical insights into the underlying principles, methods and practice of real-time PCR.
"an invaluable reference" (Doodys); "wide range of real time PCR technologies" (Food Sci Technol Abs); "I was impressed by this text" Aus J Med Sci read more ...
Real-Time PCR in Food Science
Edited by: David Rodríguez-Lázaro
An indispensable manual on real-time PCR for scientists in the food industry and for anyone involved in the detection of foodborne pathogens.
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PCR: The polymerase chain reaction

  • PCR: The polymerase chain reaction A review of PCR applications, procedures, techniques, PCR protocols, PCR troubleshooting, and online resources. PCR is a method for the amplification of DNA that has revolutionised molecular biology and has many and varied applications in other areas of biological and clinical science.