Primer Design and Optimization for RAPD Analysis of Nepenthes

Abstract

Primers with higher G+C content produced better random amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) profiles in Nepenthes. The occurrence of clustered G's and C's in the center of the primer seemed also to influence the banding patterns. It was also observed that for certain polymerases, the use of different buffers other than that recommended by the manufacturer provided a better amplification profile for Nepenthes.

DOI: 10.1023/A:1026535920714