OligoCheck Publisher's description
from Kevin Ashelford
The ability of nucleic acid primer sets and probes to bind exclusively to the correct nucleic acid sequence is fundamental to the accurate targeting of specific phylogenetic groups.
The ability of nucleic acid primer sets and probes to bind exclusively to the correct nucleic acid sequence is fundamental to the accurate targeting of specific phylogenetic groups. Such specificity depends largely on the uniqueness of the region of nucleic acid sequence these oligonucleotides target. The more unique the region, the more robust will the primer set or probe be in annealing only to the intended target, even if variations in annealing temperature and other biochemically relevant parameters result in the oligonucleotides binding successfully with targets with one or more base differences. Thus, a robust primer set or probe can be viewed as one that anneals exclusively to its intended target even when one or more mismatches are allowed.
OligoCheck is designed to assess this robustness, by assessing a primer set or probe's phylogenetic range as the number of base-mismatches with potential target sequence increases. The user supplies a primer set or probe to check, along with a database of nucleic acid sequences. OligoCheck checks the primer set or probe against each relevant record in the database and notes whether matches occur with an increasing number of base mismatches allowed. The resulting analysis is displayed in a graphical form alongside the sequence-record data.
System Requirements:В· Java
Program Release Status: New Release
Program Install Support: Install and Uninstall