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A general model of error-prone PCR

Pritchard, L., Corne, D., Kell, D., Rowland, J. and Winson, M. (2005) A general model of error-prone PCR. Journal of Theoretical Biology, 234 (4). pp. 497-509. ISSN 0022-5193

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1016/j.jtbi.2004.12.005

Abstract/Summary

In this paper, we generalise a previously-described model of the error-prone polymerase chain reaction (PCR) reaction to conditions of arbitrarily variable amplification efficiency and initial population size. Generalisation of the model to these conditions improves the correspondence to observed and expected behaviours of PCR, and restricts the extent to which the model may explore sequence space for a prescribed set of parameters. Error-prone PCR in realistic reaction conditions is predicted to be less effective at generating grossly divergent sequences than the original model. The estimate of mutation rate per cycle by sampling sequences from an in vitro PCR experiment is correspondingly affected by the choice of model and parameters. (c) 2005 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Science
ID Code:15359
Uncontrolled Keywords:PCR, polymerase chain reaction, error-prone, model, POLYMERASE CHAIN-REACTION, VITRO PROTEIN EVOLUTION, RECOMBINATION, STRATEGIES, FIDELITY, ENZYME, DESIGN

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