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Summary: TA Cloning exploits the terminal transferase activity of some DNA polymerases such as Taq polymerase. This enzyme adds a single, 3'-A overhang to each end of the PCR product. This makes it possible to clone this PCR product directly into a linearized cloning vector with single, 3'-T overhangs. The PCR products with dA overhang, are mixed with this vector in high proportion. The complementary overhangs of "T" vector and PCR product will be ligated under the action of T4 DNA ligase.