Avoiding False Positives With PCR

Nature. 1989 May 18;339(6221):237-8. doi: 10.1038/339237a0.

Abstract

The exquisite sensitivity of the polymerase chain reaction means DNA contamination can ruin an entire experiment. Tidiness and adherence to a strict set of protocols can avoid disaster.

MeSH terms

  • False Positive Reactions
  • Molecular Biology / methods*