Five Quality Features of Q5
The highest fidelity amplification available (~280X higher than Taq, ~7x higher than Phusion Polymerase)”Ultra-Fidelity” (~280X higher than Taq, ~7x higher than Phusion Polymerase)
High specificity and yield with minimal optimization
Superior performance for a broad range of amplicons (from high AT to high GC)
Short extension times
Q5 Amplicon length
Robust amplifications up to 20 kb for simple templates, and 10 kb for complex
Comparison of High-Fidelity Polymerases
1 We continue to investigate improved assays to characterize Q5’s very low error rate to ensure thatwe present the most accurate fidelity data possible (Potapov, V. and Ong, J.L. (2017) PLoS ONE.12(1): e0169774.).
2 PCR-based mutation screening in lacZ (NEB), lacI (Agilent) or rpsL (Life)
3 Template not specified.
4 Simple templates include plasmid, viral and E. coli genomic DNA. Complex templates include plant, human and other mammalian genomic DNA.
5 Values provided by individual manufacturers.
Amplification Performance Across a Wide Range of Genomic Targets
PCR was performed with a variety of amplicons, with GC content ranging from high AT to high GC, with Q5 and several other commercially available polymerases. All polymerases were cycled according to manufacturer’s recommendations, including use of GC Buffers and enhancers when recommended. Yield and purity of reaction products were quantitated and represented, as shown in the figure key, by dot color and size. A large dark green dot represents the most successful performance. Q5 provides superior performance across the range of GC content.
Available Q5 Polymerase Products
As of: 01.01.2024