Optimal annealing temperature
Posted 15 March 2010 - 02:55 PM
I am reading the following paper:
Optimization of the annealing temperature for DNA
amplification in vitro
W.Rychlik*, W.J.Spencer' and R.E.Rhoads
Department of Biochemistry, Medical Sciences Building, University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY 40536
and 1The Perkin-Elmer Corporation, Northpointe Business Park, Fairfield, OH 45014, USA
Received April 10, 1990; Revised and Accepted August 22, 1990
In this paper they show the following equation:
In order to calculate Ta0PT, we developed the empirical formulation:
Taopt = 0.3Tmprimer + 0.7Tmproduct - 14.9
in which TmPrimer is the calculated Tm of the less stable primer-template
pair and TmProduct is the Tm of the PCR
I have been pulling my hair trying to understand what they mean by "the less stable primer-template pair" Does anybody know? Please help!
Posted 16 March 2010 - 08:51 AM
It just give the near and almost range ~+-5C
There will be no such thing as calculated optimal Tm, as the temperature is due to your setting, consumables and type of reagent and concentrations of your primers. There is no short cut, you have to do gradient all one by one.
Just my 2 cents
Edited by adrian kohsf, 16 March 2010 - 08:52 AM.
..."best of our knowledge, as far as we know this had never been reported before, though I can't possible read all the published journals on earth, but by perform thorough search in google, the keywords did not match any documents"...
"what doesn't kill you, makes you stronger"---Goddess Casandra reminds me to be strong
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Posted 16 March 2010 - 09:52 AM
I am still hoping to hear from some one if they know or understand what "less stable primer-template pair" means.