Effect of single mismatches at 3′–end of primers on polymerase chain reaction

Journal Title: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal - Year 2000, Vol 2, Issue 1

Abstract

Objective and Method – To investigate the effect of three different mismatches (G/T, G/A or G/G) at the 3•– end of a primer to amplify a 268 bp (base pair) region of the human •–globin gene using different annealing temperatures (45 to 65•C). Results – The primer with the G/T mismatch was as efficient as the normal primer (G/C match) in the amplification of a 268 bp product at all temperatures tested. However, the primers having G/A or G/G mismatches at the 3'- end did not produce any specific polymerase chain reaction (PCR) fragment at all the annealing temperatures used, except a barely detectable 268 bp product for the G/G mismatch at 45 and 50•C. Conclusion – We conclude that our PCR system was refractory to amplification when one of the primers contained a G/A or G/G mismatch at the 3•–end with template DNA.

Authors and Affiliations

Simsek M| Department of Biochemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O.Box: 35, Postal Code: 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman, Adnan H| Department of Biochemistry, Sultan Qaboos University, P.O.Box: 35, Postal Code: 123, Muscat, Sultanate of Oman

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Simsek M, Adnan H (2000). Effect of single mismatches at 3′–end of primers on polymerase chain reaction. Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal, 2(1), 11-14. https://europub.co.uk/articles/-A-13600