Different DNA Polymerases Explained

#45 — Taq polymerase is a fantastic all-rounder for standard PCRs, but what do you do if you need something a bit more specialist? In this episode of Mentors At Your Benchside, we share the varying world of DNA polymerases. Whether you are looking for a powerful proofreader or need help amplifying long or GC-rich sequences, we know a polymerase that can help.

Visit the original article on DNA polymerases to get links to the enzymes listed in the episode. [1] Want more information on proofreading polymerases? Read our Short Primer On Proofreading Polymerases. [2]

Don’t need anything fancy in a Polymerase? Save money and learn how to make your own Taq or Pfu polymerases. [3] And for a glace into the polymerase past, read the original article about the isolation of Taq polymerase. [4]

1. Get To Know Your DNA Polymerases. Available at: https://bitesizebio.com/24551/get-to-know-your-dna-polymerases/
2. Mind Your P’s And Q’s: A Short Primer On Proofreading Polymerases. Available at: https://bitesizebio.com/8080/mind-your-ps-and-qs-a-short-primer-on-proofreading-polymerases/
3. Free PCR for 5 Years (or How to Make your Own Taq and Pfu Polymerase). Available at: https://bitesizebio.com/10423/free-pcr-for-5-years/
4. Deoxyribonucleic acid polymerase from the extreme thermophile Thermus aquaticus. Available at: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/8432/

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Different DNA Polymerases Explained