Rolling circle amplification shows a sinusoidal template length-dependent amplification bias

Bastian Joffroy, Yavuz O. Uca, Domen Prešern, Jonathan P. K. Doye, Thorsten L. Schmidt

Nucleic Acids Res. 2018, DOI:10.1093/nar/gkx1238

Small DNA circles can serve as templates for rolling circle amplification (RCA), which is a common and extremely robust amplification mechanism for nucleic acids. We discovered a strong template length-dependent amplification efficiency bias of RCA with the same periodicity as B-DNA.