Q5® High-Fidelity DNA PolymeraseProduct information
Q5 High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase
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Q5 High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase
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Fidelity at its finest.
Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase sets a new standard for both fidelity and robust performance. With the highest fidelity amplification available (~280 times higher than Taq), Q5 DNA Polymerase results in ultra-low error rates. Q5 DNA Polymerase is composed of a novel polymerase that is fused to the processivity-enhancing Sso7d DNA binding domain, improving speed, fidelity and reliability of performance.
Working with uracil-containing DNA templates or using dUTP? Learn about Q5U Hot Start High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase (NEB #M0515).
- Highest fidelity amplification (~280X higher than Taq)
- Ultra-low error rates
- Superior performance for a broad range of amplicons (from high AT to high GC)
- Hot start and master mix formats available
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Important Tips for Q5 Polymerase
Why Choose Q5 High-fidelity Polymerase?
Behind the paper: Examining Sources of Error in PCR by Single-Molecule Sequencing
Why is Tm Important in Primer Design?
Tips for Amplifying Large Amplicons
How to Amplify GC-rich DNA
5 Tips for Setting Up Your PCR
Overview of PCR
Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase
is a high-fidelity, thermostable DNA polymerase
with 3´→ 5´ exonuclease activity, fused to a
processivity-enhancing Sso7d domain to support
robust DNA amplification. With an error rate ~280-fold lower than that of Taq DNA Polymerase, Q5 High-Fidelity
DNA Polymerase is ideal for cloning and can
be used for long or difficult amplicons. Q5
High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase is supplied with
an optimized buffer system that allows robust
amplification regardless of GC content. The 5X
Q5 Reaction Buffer contains 2 mM Mg++ at final
(1X) reaction concentrations and is recommended
for most routine applications. For GC-rich targets
(≥ 65% GC), amplification can be improved by
the addition of the 5X Q5 High GC Enhancer. Q5
High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase is unlike typical,
lower fidelity PCR enzymes. To determine the optimal annealing temperatures for a given set of primers, use of the NEB Tm Calculator is highly recommended.
Product SourceAn E. coli strain that carries the Q5 High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase gene.
Advantages and Features
- High-fidelity PCR
- Long or Difficult Amplification
- High-throughput PCR
Properties & Usage
Unit DefinitionOne unit is defined as the amount of enzyme that will incorporate 10 nmol of dNTP into acid insoluble material in 30 minutes at 74°C.
Unit Assay Conditions25 mM TAPS-HCl (pH 9.3 @ 25°C), 50 mM KCl, 2 mM MgCl2, 1 mM β-mercaptoethanol, 200 μM dNTPs including [3H]-dTTP and 15 nM primed M13 DNA.
Protocols, Manuals & Usage
Usage & Guidelines
Tools & Resources
FAQs & Troubleshooting
- What are the advantages to using Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
- What is the fidelity of Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
- How should I determine an appropriate annealing temperature for my reaction?
- What should my primer concentration be when using Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase products?
- How should I set up a PCR experiment using Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
- My template is GC rich or supercoiled. How can I optimize my product yield using Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
- Do I need to modify my annealing temperature when using the Q5® High GC Enhancer?
- When should I add the High GC Enhancer?
- Are the DNA fragments produced by Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase blunt-ended or do they have the single-base 3´ overhang that Taq DNA Polymerase yields?
- There is a precipitate in the bottom of the buffer tube. Is this normal?
- What length of product can be made by Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
- I am having trouble amplifying a template that is longer than 5kb. How can I optimize my product yield using Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
- Does Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase exhibit a strand displacement activity?
- Where can I find help troubleshooting my PCR?
- Will Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase incorporate dUTPs?
- I'd like to clone a fragment amplified with Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase. Do I have to blunt-end clone?
- Do other polymerases work in Q5® Reaction Buffer?
- I am competing in the iGEM competition. Do you have any products that I should consider from NEB?
- What is the difference between Q5® and Q5U™ Hot Start High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase?
Citations & Technical Literature
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Q5® High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase
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This product is licensed from Bio-Rad Laboratories, Inc., under U.S. Pat. Nos. 6,627,424, 7,541,170, 7,670,808, 7,666,645 and corresponding patents in other countries for use only in: (a) standard (not real-time) PCR in the research field only, but not real time PCR or digital PCR; (b) real-time PCR for use as a library preparation quantitation tool in Next Generation Sequencing workflows; (c) any in-vitro diagnostics applications, except for applications using real-time PCR or digital PCR; and (d) any non-PCR applications in DNA sequencing, isothermal amplification, and the production of synthetic DNA.
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