Optimal FRET Probes: Designs optimal FRET probes free of dimers, repeats and runs to ensure signal fidelity.
Allele Identification: AlleleID® designs FRET probes for detection of both wild and mutant alleles.
Evaluate Pre-designed FRET Assays: Pre-designed primer sets can be evaluated or primers for a pre-designed probe can be constructed. You can even import the primers designed in the SYBR® Green primer design mode.
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AlleleID® aligns sequences using ClustalW and analyzes conserved and species specific regions. You can then use the program for real time PCR primer design (SYBR® Green primer design included) and dual labeled probe design (TaqMan® probes, TaqMan® MGB probes and molecular beacons). These assays are designed to detect only the strain (strain detection) or species of interest from the mix.
Highly specific oligos are designed by avoiding regions of significant homologies found by automatically interpreting BLAST search results. Real time PCR primer & probe efficiency is enhanced by avoiding template secondary structures. "Minimal Set", one of the most innovative features in the program, helps design the fewest number of allele specific oligonucleotide primers and dual labeled probes that uniquely identify each of the desired species/strain/taxa from the mix, lowering assay costs. For taxa or cross species assays, this feature is especially useful when the group or taxa is highly dissimilar. For a partial set of pre-designed, proven set of primers, AlleleID® can design compatible primers and probes for the rest of sequences for species identification or taxa specific assays.