Type of Enzyme
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August 4, 2018
• Tth DNA Polymerase activity is resistant to prolonged incubations at high temperatures (95 °C), and can therefore be used for PCR amplification.
• Tth DNA Polymerase can be used to amplify DNA fragments by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR).
• Since this enzyme also accepts modified deoxyribonucleotides as substrates, it can be used to label DNA fragments with either radiolabeled nucleotides, digoxigenin, or biotin.
• The intrinsic Mn-dependent RT activity allows the enzyme to efficiently transcribe RNA targets into cDNA.
• Tth DNA Polymerase has been used for real time PCR.
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