2008年4月4日 星期五

The PCR Song

本篇不是相關領域的可能會聽不懂(死

最近學長丟過來的一個連結,The PCR Song
一首以PCR為主題的一首歌...XD

這首歌是生物實驗儀器廠Bio-Rad的廣告歌
模仿We are the world的方式,假借歌頌PCR行打廣告之實XD
其實歌詞把PCR的歷史,主要步驟和功用都寫完了
(我對PCR的認識也只知道這些囧)

PCR指的是聚合酶鏈鎖反應,這是生物學上一項非常重要的實驗技術
它可以允許生物學家在生物體外複製特定的DNA片段
PCR的出現大大的改進了各種實驗,發明者也因此得到諾貝爾化學獎

雖然我們不是做wet lab的,但是我們可以協助尋找PCR需要的Primer

下面是歌詞

The PCR Song

There was a time when to amplify DNA,
You had to grow tons and tons of tiny cells.

Then along came a guy named Dr. Kary Mullis,
Said you can amplify in vitro just as well.

Just mix your template with a buffer and some primers,
Nucleotides and polymerases, too.

Denaturing, annealing, and extending.
Well it’s amazing what heating and cooling and heating will do.

PCR, when you need to detect mutations.
PCR, when you need to recombine.
PCR, when you need to find out who the daddy is.
PCR, when you need to solve a crime.

(repeat chorus)