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PCR

abbreviation for

  1. polymerase chain reaction: a technique for rapidly producing many copies of a fragment of DNA for diagnostic or research purposes


PCR

  1. A laboratory technique that can amplify the amount of DNA from a tiny sample to a large amount within just a few hours. Theoretically, PCR can take one molecule and produce measurable amounts of identical DNA in a short period of time. It is used in DNA fingerprinting and DNA sequencing .


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Notes

An enzyme used in this process was originally found in bacteria in hot springs.

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Example Sentences

Obama did authorize sending kits for a diagnostic Ebola test called the EZ1 Real-Time RT-PCR Assay.

The PCR has a similar pyramidal structure, the topmost organs being self-selecting and self-perpetuating.

Direction of the country's economy is highly centralized and rigidly controlled by the PCR.

Individual and group participation in the political process was limited to the forms and means permitted by the PCR.

In the late 1960s the PCR was disturbed by the extent to which abstract art had blossomed despite party disapproval.

In addition to the broad program of the academy, the PCR also maintains other ideological training institutions.

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