Affinity capture and recovery of DNA at femtomolar concentrations with peptide nucleic acid probes.


The efficacy of PNA vs DNA oligomers for the recovery of femtomolar concentrations of 16S rDNA targets was determined with solution- and mixed-phase hybridization formats and limiting dilution quantitative PCR. Several results contradict existing perceptions of expected PNA behavior deduced from hybridization studies with oligonucleotide targets at high… (More)