ConviFlex™ RT-Taq Mix is a lyophilized, one-step RT-PCR master mix, consisting of all core components required for reverse transcription and PCR amplification: a MuLV (murine leukemia virus) reverse transcriptase, a hot-start Taq polymerase and pre-mixed and lyophilized dNTPs.
Fast and Easy One-Step Setup
In contrast with traditional RT-PCR, reverse transcription of purified RNA and PCR amplification of cDNA are performed in one tube/step with ConviFlex™ RT-Taq Mix. Therefore, this requires only few pipetting steps and minimal hands-on time and decreases the margin of error.
For Specific PCR & Convenient Setup
The Taq polymerase included in ConviFlex™ RT-Taq Mix has an antibody-based hot start functionality: anti-Taq polymerase antibodies block its activity at < 70 °C. This suppresses the formation of nonspecific PCR products and primer-dimers, resulting in higher specificity, increased sensitivity, and greater yields. This feature also allows the preparation of the reaction mix at room temperature.
Excellent One-Step Performance
Once resuspended in the supplied Rehydration Buffer, the master mix contains optimal concentrations of Mg2+, deoxyribonucleotide triphosphates, and stabilizers for excellent RT-qPCR performance.
ConviFlex™ RT-Taq Mix is a universal master mix, which can easily be used in most RT-PCR or RT-qPCR protocols, with most programs and cycler types. Suitable RNA templates may be extracts from diverse starting materials using a commercially-available kit (see ExtractNow™ Virus RNA Swab Cat. No. 611-2250) or a well-established extraction method.
Minimal Contamination Risk
The reduced number of pipetting steps reduces the risk of cross-contaminations. Only user-based RNA templates, primers, and probes (for RT-qPCR) are required to carry-out a complete RT-qPCR-based analysis, in one step.
Intended for research use only. Not recommended for clinical diagnostics. The optimal volumes, concentrations, temperatures, and incubation times can vary greatly for your specific application and should be adapted to the requirements of your specific assay. Notice! Not applicable for the ABI 7500/7500 Fast in combination with the AccuSEQ software!