Answer to Question #109202 in Molecular Biology for kylie
Discuss the importance of polymerase chain reaction during the DNA sequencing process
- it is used widely in molecular biology to make millions to billions of copies of a specific DNA sample rapidly, allowing scientists to take a very small sample of DNA and amplify it to a large enough amount to study in detail.
- PCR can detect and identify bacteria and viruses that cause infections such as tuberculosis, chlamydia, viral meningitis, viral hepatitis, and HIV.
- used in genetic testing, to determine whether patients carry a genetic mutation that could be passed on to their children.