KlenTaq1 Polymerase

In the Public Domain since

25 Jul 2016

Description

Abstract

A DNA polymerase having an amino acid sequence comprising substantially the same amino acid sequence as that of Thermus aquaticus or Thermus flavus DNA polymerase, excluding the N-terminal 280 amino acid residues of Thermus aquaticus DNA polymerase or the N-terminal 279 amino acid residues of Thermus flavus DNA polymerase, recombinant DNA sequences encoding said DNA polymerases, vectors comprising said DNA sequences, and host cells containing such vectors. A formulation of thermostable DNA polymerases comprising a majority component comprised of at least one thermostable DNA polymerase of the type described above, wherein the DNA polymerase lacks 3'-exonuclease activity, and a minority component comprised of at least one thermostable DNA polymerase exhibiting 3'-exonuclease activity, and an improved method for amplifying nucleic acid sequences by polymerase chain reaction wherein the above formulation is mixed and used to catalyze primer extension, are also provided.

Category

Enzymes > DNA Polymerases

Related Inventors

Barnes, Wayne M.

Source

US Patent No 5,436,149

Patent Title: Thermostable Dna Polymerase With Enhanced Thermostability And Enhanced Length And Efficiency Of Primer Extension

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