Real-Time Polymerase Chain Reaction

Vohr, Hans-Werner
January 2005
Encyclopedic Reference of Immunotoxicology;2005, p549
Reference Entry
A definition of the term real-time polymerase chain reaction is presented. It refers to a system that is capable of detecting and quantifying gene expression or concentration of a pathogen. Thermal cycling, fluorescence detection and application-specific software are important to monitor the products developed form polymerase chain reaction.


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