Clone gene by PCR

Walter Ogston ogston at HOBBES.KZOO.EDU
Wed Nov 1 12:29:39 EST 1995

dtyyu at ucla.edu (David Tak Yan Yu) writes:
> I have been able to clone eukaryotic genes by RT-PCR for expression.  Can I 
> clone a bacterial gene using the bacterial DNA as template?
The only thing you have to watch out for, as far as I know, is
possible prokaryotic DNA sequences contaminating the Taq
polymerase.  If you put lots of the target DNA into the
amplification, keep to low cycle numbers, and do your
no-template controls it should be OK.  
Walter Ogston				ogston at hobbes.kzoo.edu
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