The adaptor polymerase chain reaction (PCR) permits the amplification of DNA fragments with arbitrary sequences. In this paper, we describe the successful amplification of plasmid-derived single molecule DNAs digested by a restriction enzyme. By using adaptors made of short and long oligonucleotides, nonspecific interactions during PCR were suppressed. The method will be applicable to the detection of single molecule DNA fragments even if their sequence is unknown.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology