I've been having troubles getting good amplification of my long and accurate PCRs (LAPCR). I've been using two different kits, Takara and Bio-rad's iProof. I've been most successful with Takara but haven't gotten very reproducible results. I'm trying to amplify targets ranging from 13kb to 23kb. Part of my issue I believe was I was vortexing the template (very briefly) but this probably caused mechanical shearing and reduced the amplifiable amount of DNA.
I just got new template so I'm going to retry these rxns but I was wondering if anyone has had better (or just even any) success running a nested pcr version of lapcr. And if so, what was your protocol and profile? Thanks!
Edited by Zach T, 14 March 2011 - 11:56 AM.