Dictionary: A   B   C   D   E   F   G   H   I   J   K   L   M   N   O   P   Q   R   S   T   U   V   W   X   Y   Z


polymerase chain reaction: a technique for rapidly producing many copies of a fragment of DNA for diagnostic or research purposes
PCR (polymerase chain reaction)

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.

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

physician contingency reserve
polymerase chain reaction


Read Also:

  • Pc-rt

    computer An incorrect name for the RT-PC. (1995-04-06)

  • PCS

    1. Personal Communications Service: a system of digital wireless communications, used especially for mobile phones and often including additional features, as caller ID or paging. abbreviation (in Britain) 1. Public and Commercial Services Union 1. Personal Communication Services. 2. PC-Scheme. 1. personal communications service 2. Placed on Calendar Senate 3. predefined command sequence 4. programmable […]

  • Pc-scheme

    Version 3.03 compiler, debugger, profiler, editor, libraries (ftp://altdorf.ai.mit.edu/archive/pc-scheme/). Written at Texas Instruments. Runs on MS-DOS 286/386 IBM PCs and compatibles. Includes an optimising compiler, an emacs-like editor, inspector, debugger, performance testing, foreign function interface, window system and an object-oriented subsystem. Also supports the dialect used in Hal Abelson and Gerald Sussman’s SICP. Conformance: Revised^3 Report, […]

  • Pcso

    abbreviation (in Britain) 1. Police Community Support Officer

Disclaimer: Pcr definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.