Vanadium accelerates polymerase chain reaction and expands the applicability of forensic DNA testing.


Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) has been rapidly established as one of the most widely used techniques in molecular biology. Because most DNA analysis is PCR-based, the analysis of unamplifiable DNA of poor quality or low quantity is nearly impossible. However, we observed that if an appropriate concentration of vanadium chloride is added to the standard… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.jflm.2012.09.006


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