Jul 20, 2023

Optimise DNA sequencing primer-set combinations

Optimise combinations of primers and minimise the formation of dimers in multiplexed PCR.

Primer Pooler can

  • Check through each proposed pool for combinations that are likely to form dimers

  • Automatically move prospective amplicons between proposed pools to reduce dimer formation

  • Automatically search the genome sequence to find which amplicons overlap, and place their corresponding primers in separate pools

  • Optionally keep pool sizes within a specified range

  • Handle thousands of primers without being slow useful for high-throughput sequencing applications

  • Do all of the above with degenerate primers too.

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