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Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

Key Stages in a Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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Learn about the key steps involved in a polymerase chain reaction. Explore each stage of a PCR cycle: denaturation, primer annealing, and primer extension.

Learning Outcomes

  • Explore, in detail, the stages of one PCR cycle
  • Answer questions on the theory of PCR
  • Consider the power of DNA amplification by doubling
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Concepts Principles and Theories

  • What happens during one cycle of amplification
  • What reagents are required to carry out PCR
  • How changes in temperature initiate the different phases of PCR
  • How multiple cycles of PCR can be used to amplify a region of DNA

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