Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Kit
For ultrafast, one-step qRT-PCR using sequence-specific probes on Rotor-Gene cyclers
The Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Kit is designed for use with the Rotor-Gene Q and other Rotor-Gene cyclers, providing ultrafast, highly sensitive quantification of RNA targets with real-time one-step RT-PCR using sequence-specific probes. Outstanding performance is achieved through the combination of a specially optimized master mix and the unique Rotor-Gene cycler. For convenience, the master mix can be stored at 2–8°C.
With the Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Kit, low-abundance transcripts are reliably quantified (see figure "Sensitive detection using a sequence-specific probe").
The Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Kit enables reliable quantification of RNA templates on the Rotor-Gene Q without the need for optimization of reaction and cycling conditions. The kit is designed for use with hydrolysis probes (e.g., TaqMan® probes). RNA is used as the template in a reaction where reverse transcription and PCR take place sequentially in the same reaction vessel. Since it is not necessary to transfer the finished RT reaction to another tube for PCR, the real-time RT-PCR procedure is streamlined, making high-throughput analysis possible.
Highly specific amplification is assured through a balanced combination of K+ and NH4+ ions, which promote specific primer annealing, enabling high PCR specificity and sensitivity (see figure "Specific primer annealing"). Fast cycling without compromising performance is achieved using Q-Bond, a novel PCR additive that considerably shortens cycler run times (see figure "Fast primer annealing").
The ready-to-use Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Master Mix eliminates the need for optimization of reaction and cycling conditions. Just add template RNA, primers, probe, and the supplied reverse transcriptase mix to the master mix and program the cycler. Instructions are provided in the detailed handbook supplied with the kit.
Hydrolysis probes (e.g., TaqMan® probes) can be used in combination with the Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Kit on the Rotor-Gene Q for fast and sensitive quantification — simply add the primer-probe mix and template to the master mix.
The Rotor-Gene Probe RT-PCR Kit is well suited for use in fast, real-time one-step RT-PCR of RNA targets using sequence specific probes on the Rotor-Gene Q. It is also compatible with Rotor-Gene 3000 and Rotor-Gene 6000 cyclers.
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