Small amount of PCR products
No products or can not detect at all
Please check primers and reagents including detection
(e.g. whether EtBr with high staining is used )
1st PCR product can be slightly detected
- increase extension time
While recommended extension time for 1st PCR is 30 sec / kb, but if amplification efficiency is poor, try 1 min / kb for extension time. For DNA up to 1 kbp, 1 min extension time could work.
- increase number of cycles to 35
2nd PCR product can be slightly detected
- set the same extension time of 2 and 3 seg. as 1st PCR program.
- set the number of cycles of 3 seg to 35 ( up to 40)