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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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Instrumentation in development or recently released that couples the extraction and PCR steps allows the complete assay to be performed by the instrument.
By Technique, the PCR market is segmented into standard PCR, real-time PCR, reverse transcriptase PCR, digital PCR, assembly PCR, multiplex PCR, hot start PCR and others.
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The rest of the PCR vans will be rolled out in phases.
From the first round PCR product, 1 [micro]l of the 1: 50 dilution was used as the template for the second round nested PCR.
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The model system contained the PCR products from the single A, B, and C fragments and their mixture ABC which we loaded on the DG gel (Group I) to show that no heteroduplexes were present in the original single template PCR products or in their mixtures.
We carried out this study to compare a semi-nested PCR-based RFLP (9) and a multiplex-nested PCR (8) for genotyping of HCMV isolates based on the gB gene of HCMV genome from diverse clinical specimens for their efficiency to determine the genotypes in relation to the performance and cost of the test.
The innovative new QIAGEN Fast Cycling PCR product line launched today offers PCR users the opportunity to increase PCR throughput by a factor of four, without triggering investments in new laboratory equipment and without compromising the quality of their results," said Dr.
Poole: With respect to DNA-based technology, the benefit of PCR lies in its ability to detect pathogens in places where they are not usually present.
We also assessed the consistency of our technique by spotting on the array multiple cDNA products from the same genes amplified in separate PCR reactions.