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qPCR – Hard Clam Primers on cDNA from yesterday

Performed qPCR on Friedman Lab machine targeting immune-related genes in hard clam. Rough plate layout/master mix calcs are here. qPCR report from Friedman Lab machine is here (PDF) and shows cycling params, plate layout and Cts.

Results:

CFX96 Data file is here.

The following primer sets failed to produce an amplicon:

Mm_TRAF6

Mercenaria_Rel

TLR

STI

CytP450-like

Raw fluorescence data was extracted (No baseline subtraction) and processed with PCR Miner. Data workup/analysis is here. Here is a graph of those primer sets producing an amplicon. All were normalized to actin, which exhibited the smallest amount of deviation across all three samples of the normalizing/housekeeping genes analyzed.

As a preliminary run with these genes, there are a number of promising candidates that could yield some interesting data regarding the physiological response of hard clam to exposure to QPX.

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