GenomeTester 1.3 tests 1) whether PCR primers have excessive number of binding sites on template sequence and 2) how many PCR products would be amplified from the template DNA and where are they located.
Having too many binding sites will typically result in failed PCR. Amplifying more than one product is undesireable because alternative PCR products could cause false positive signals in genotyping.
Index files are created with word size 16.
Stand-alone GenomeTester binaries (GenomeMasker package), example files and README are available here.
Here is a correct input file.
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GenomeTester is a part of services provided by ELIXIR - European research infrastructure for biological information. For other services provided by ELIXIR's Estonian Node visit http://elixir.ut.ee/Main/Services.
How to cite GenomeTester: Andreson R., Reppo E., Kaplinski L., Remm M. GENOMEMASKER package for designing unique genomic PCR primers. BMC Bioinformatics 2006, 7:172. [PubMed] [Full Text]
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