Virus Genome Detection by the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

  • Julian G. Hoad
  • Thomas F. Schulz
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 8)


Since the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) technique was developed in 1986 (1), it has found wide application in molecular biology and is now regarded as an irreplaceable tool in many laboratories. This chapter will deal with its use for the detection of virus genomes for diagnostic and experimental purposes.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Julian G. Hoad
    • 1
  • Thomas F. Schulz
    • 1
  1. 1.Chester Beatty LaboratoriesInstitute of Cancer ResearchLondonUK

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