pcr meaning

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  • Noun: PCR
    1. (genetics) used in polymerization of DNA to replicate.
      - polymerised chain reaction [Brit], polymerized chain reaction

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  • [Medicine]
    In vitro method for producing large amounts of specific DNA or RNA fragments of defined length and sequence from small amounts of short oligonucleotide flanking sequences (primers). The essential steps include thermal denaturation of the double-stranded target molecules,annealing of the primers to their complementary sequences,and extension of the annealed primers by enzymatic synthesis with DNA polymerase. The reaction is efficient,specific,and extremely sensitive. Uses for the reaction include disease diagnosis,detection of difficult-to-isolate pathogens,mutation analysis,genetic testing,DNA sequencing,and analyzing evolutionary relationships.abbr polymerase chain reaction


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  1. detection of arabis mosaic virus by one-step rt-pcr
  2. pcr-sscp analysis on exon 1 of myogenin gene in sheep
  3. application of pcr to identifying suspicious abo blood group
  4. rapid detection of dengue viruses by multiplex pcr assay
  5. the rapid detection for bursaphelenchus xylophilus by duplex pcr

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