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Yes, it uses an antibody-mediated, hot-start polymerase. During the initial denaturation step of qPCR cycling, polymerase activity is unblocked when the polymerase is released from the antibody.
This hot-start polymerase enhances reaction precision of the qPCR by avoiding non-specific amplification of DNA and primer dimer formation. It is therefore critical to follow the cycling conditions provided in the PrimeTime Gene Expression Master Mix Protocol.
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