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Procedure - polymerase The polymerase attaches to and...

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Procedure The DNA in question is heated to approximately 95 degrees C to separate the two strands of the double helix. After the strands are separated, the DNA is cooled to about 50 degrees and the primers attach. The temperature is raised to approximately 70 degrees C. This is the optimal temperature for Taq
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Unformatted text preview: polymerase. The polymerase attaches to and copies the strand. The solution is then heated and cooled again as described above at regular intervals. Each time it is cycled through this heating and cooling procedure, the DNA replication process repeats itself and the amount of DNA produced is doubled....
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