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Crude Samples, Optimal Results

Discover how to avoid the PCR inhibitors that lurk in most nucleic acid samples.





Researchers performing PCR on microbial colonies or animal tissue samples often forgo quality for speed, as PCR inhibitors found in crude samples cause failed reactions. Additionally, scientists working with plants typically sacrifice yield to obtain pure nucleic acid samples. By learning how to avoid PCR inhibitors, researchers can perfect their PCRs, no matter the sample type or application.

Download this ebook from Merck and The Scientist’s Creative Services Team to learn tips and tricks for isolating nucleic acids and performing successful experiments, including

  • Colony PCR
  • Animal tissue genotyping
  • Plant nucleic acid extraction and PCR