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RNA quality assessment: A view from plant qPCR studies

By José V. Die and Belén Román

Abstract

Reverse transcription-quantitative real-time polymerase chain reaction (RT-qPCR) is probably the most common molecular technique used in transcriptome analyses today. The simplicity of the technology and associated protocols that generate results without the need to understand the underlying principles has made RT-qPCR the method of choice for RNA quantification. Rather than the 'gold standard technology' often used to describe it, the performance of RT-qPCR suffers from considerable pitfalls during general workflow. The inconsistency of conventional methods for the evaluation of RNA quality and its influence on qPCR performance as well as stability of reference genes is summarized and discussed here. © 2012 The Author.Peer Reviewe

Topics: 3’:5’ratio, RNA integrity., qPCR, MIQE
Publisher: 'Oxford University Press (OUP)'
Year: 2014
DOI identifier: 10.1093/jxb/ers276
OAI identifier: oai:digital.csic.es:10261/91822
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