A new method based on a combination of reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) and a water-in-oil (W/O) emulsion was developed. Reverse transcription and initial thermal cycles were carried out in droplets of the W/O emulsion. Then, the droplets were united, followed by remaining secondary PCR cycles. This two-step method succeeded in detecting a single RNA molecule.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology