Instrument: PCR Thermal Cycler

Instrument Short Name: Thermal Cycler
Instrument Description:

General term for a laboratory apparatus commonly used for performing polymerase chain reaction (PCR). The device has a thermal block with holes where tubes with the PCR reaction mixtures can be inserted. The cycler then raises and lowers the temperature of the block in discrete, pre-programmed steps.

(adapted from

PI supplied instrument name: a PTC-100 MJ Research Inc. thermal cycler or a BioRad T100-Thermal Cycler
Dataset-specific description

Used to amplify microsatellite loci.