Colony PCR

Megan Bergkessel, Christine Guthrie

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Colony PCR is a method for rapidly screening colonies of yeast or bacteria that have grown up on selective media following a transformation step, to verify that the desired genetic construct is present, or to amplify a portion of the construct.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLaboratory Methods in Enzymology
Subtitle of host publicationDNA
EditorsJon Lorsch
PublisherAcademic Press Inc.
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780124186873
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameMethods in Enzymology
ISSN (Print)0076-6879
ISSN (Electronic)1557-7988


  • Colony PCR
  • DNA extraction
  • DNA-intercalating dye
  • Primer synthesis
  • Product visualization
  • Thermostable polymerase

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    Bergkessel, M., & Guthrie, C. (2013). Colony PCR. In J. Lorsch (Ed.), Laboratory Methods in Enzymology: DNA (Vol. 529, pp. 299-309). (Methods in Enzymology; Vol. 529). Academic Press Inc..