Efficient One-Step Fusion PCR Based on Dual-Asymmetric Primers and Two-Step Annealing

Publication: Research - peer-reviewJournal article – Annual report year: 2018

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Gene splicing by fusion PCR is a versatile and widely used methodology, especially in synthetic biology. We here describe a rapid method for splicing two fragments by one-round fusion PCR with a dual-asymmetric primers and two-step annealing (ODT) method. During the process, the asymmetric intermediate fragments were generated in the early stage. Thereafter, they were hybridized in the subsequent cycles to serve as template for the target full-length product. The process parameters such as primer ratio, elongation temperature and cycle numbers were optimized. In addition, the fusion products produced with this method were successfully applied in seamless genome editing. The fusion of two fragments by this method takes less than 0.5 day. The method is expected to facilitate various kinds of complex genetic engineering projects with enhanced efficiency.
Original languageEnglish
JournalMolecular Biotechnology
Volume60
Issue number2
Pages (from-to)92–99
ISSN1073-6085
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StatePublished - 2018
CitationsWeb of Science® Times Cited: 0

    Keywords

  • Dual-asymmetric primers, Fusion PCR, Two-step annealing
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