Preparation of labeled DNA hybridization probes is often hampered by limited amounts of genomic DNA (gDNA) template. This drawback can be overcome by isothermal whole genome amplification (WGA) with Phi29 DNA polymerase whose strand displacement activity, high processivity and 3’-5’ exonuclease proofreading activity ensures efficient, minimal bias gDNA amplification.1-5
Labeled DNA hybridization probes from limited amount of purified gDNA can be produced in a four step procedure:
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