what is a Taq polymerase? from where it is obtained and what is its function?
- Taq Polymerase is a thermostable DNA Polymerase isolated from an E. coli strain that carries the Taq DNA polymerase gene.
- Taq polymerase is named after the thermophilic bacterium Thermus aquaticus from which it was originally isolated by Thomas D. Brock in 1965
- Taq Polymerase is the most common polymerase used for PCR reactions.