Detection of SNP-Containing Human DNA Sequences Using a Split Sensor with a Universal Molecular Beacon Reporter
Hybridization-based techniques have been extensively employed for the analysis of specific DNA/RNA sequences. Herein, we describe highly specific inexpensive smart hybridization-based sensor that takes advantage of a universal molecular beacon probe as a fluorescent reporter. The sensor has a straightforward design, and demonstrates improved selectivity and specificity of nucleic acid recognition. It is cost-efficient since it utilizes the same molecular beacon probe for the analysis of many nucleic acid sequences.
Key wordsMolecular beacon probe High specificity DNA junctions Genotyping Forensic SNPs