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(a) Why is Taq

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(a): In PCR Taq polymerase is used instead of ordinary DNA polymerase because during PCR temperature fluctuates from 80˚c to 72˚c and 54˚c, on such temperature normal DNA polymerase denatures , so we use Taq polymerase.

Taq polymerase is obtained from a species of bacteria, Thermus aquatics.


It is a thermostable enzyme that can withstand high temperature used in denaturation and separation of DNA strands.


(b): PCR - polymerase chain reaction.- is a technique used in molecular biology to create several copies of certain DNA segment.


It is extensively used in the process of gene manipulation.


PCR has multiple uses:


• DNA sequencing


• Genetic mapping


• Genetic fingerprinting at crime scenes


• Tissue typing- before organ transplant to test for compatibility.


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