disappearing sequences : any ideas

Morey, Roger zbf0 at cdc.gov
Fri Dec 28 15:51:32 EST 2001

We have also experienced a multiple T problem.  We were sequencing PCR
products on a beckman 2000xl, and kept getting unclear reads after the
multi-T site.  We then  cloned the product site on this and related species.
For the few we were successful with actually had a distribution of 
Ts ranging from say 13-19 in the population taken from cryostorage.  Those
with even longer multi-T reads were not resolvable.    We also tried
resolution with a gene scanned based approach.  I belive this could either
be a hypervariable site, or just a problem with t ended priming, such as
slippage.  I have recently read that primers with a T end are worse.  I
wonder if there is a connection.   

Roger E Morey
MS G34 Bldg17 # 2205
1600 Clifton rd
Atlanta, GA  30333


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