PCR


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polymerase

 [pah-lim´er-ās]
an enzyme that catalyzes polymerization.
polymerase chain reaction a rapid technique for in vitro amplification of specific DNA or RNA sequences, allowing small quantities of short sequences to be analyzed without cloning.

PCR

Abbreviation for polymerase chain reaction.

PCR

polymerase chain reaction.

PCR

abbr.
polymerase chain reaction

PCR

1 abbreviation for polymerase chain reaction.
2 abbreviation for protein catabolic rate.

PCR

Polymerase chain reaction, see there.

PCR

Abbreviation for multiplex polymerase chain reaction; polymerase chain reaction.

PCr

Abbreviation for phosphocreatine.

PCR

Abbrev. for POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION.

PCR

see POLYMERASE CHAIN REACTION.

Polymerase chain reaction (PCR)

A test performed to evaluate false-negative results to the ELISA and Western blot tests. In PCR testing, numerous copies of a gene are made by separating the two strands of DNA containing the gene segment, marking its location, using DNA polymerase to make a copy, and then continuously replicating the copies. The amplification of gene sequences that are associated with HIV allows for detection of the virus by this method.
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PCr

phosphocreatine

PCR

Abbreviation for polymerase chain reaction.
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technology, as well as new uses of PCR that would not be feasible with other technologies - particularly as a complement to next-generation sequencing.
Numerous growth opportunities are envisioned in the competitive PCR market.
Some of the key players in the PCR market are Abbott Laboratories, Affymetrix, inc.
The concept of PCR is widely being explored and considering its various advantages, several branches of science are opting to employ PCR in their research processes," explains the analyst of this research service.
2014 Market Research Report on Global PCR Instrument Industry
The protocol differed from the APOE PCR protocol as follows: for exon 10 of the coagulation factor V gene (13), the annealing temperature was 55.
To transform both the sorted and commingled PCR into powders, Khait used a dieless ZE-40 corotating twin-screw extruder from Berstorff Corp.
These DNA extracts were used as templates in a PCR assay incorporating the ompA primers 190-70 and 190-701 (18).
Amplification of the ACE gene by conventional PCR was performed as described by Rigat et al.
In the two years it has been in operation, this facility has succeeded in perfecting a post-consumer resin known as Curbside Blend PCR.
Often referenced in research published in primary journals, real-time PCR is a laboratory method used to simultaneously detect and determine the amount of nucleic acids present in samples.