Droplet Digital PCR: Improved Detection, Quantification, Identification, and Characterization of Microbial Targets
15 August 2018
Droplet Digital PCR can provide novel insights into nearly every discipline of molecular microbiology. Digital PCR provides unrivaled precision in qPCR applications. Additionally, partitioning of the sample into thousands of discrete droplets provides many other advantages including improved detection of rare targets through massive reductions in effective background. The flexibility to measure multiple targets independently or, alternatively, to identify linked targets, provides additional improvements for many applications including viral load, microbial quantification and identification, pathogen detection and microbial ecology.