In PCR: what are forward primers and reverse primers?

And what are they used for? PCR = polymerase chain reaction

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  • Anonymous
    8 years ago
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    Primers are start sites for DNA polymerase, the enzyme that synthesizes DNA.

    It's difficult to explain how primers work without drawing a diagram. I recommend you look up PCR on youtube for some informative animations.

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  • Anonymous
    6 years ago

    Forward and reverse, sense and antisense primers:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0vdbf4F90_o

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