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.

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