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PCR - "a technique for selectively replicating a given stretch of DNA in vitro to produce a large amount of a particular gene, which can be carried out using uncloned genomic DNA as the starting material, which removes the need for cloning of DNA in microorganisms. PCR-based assays are used for the detection of small amounts of antigen in tissue or serological samples." (B73, V.w5)
  • Polymerase Chain Reaction