OmniTaq is a mutant of Taq polymerase that makes the enzyme resistant to the inhibitory effects of blood, soil and more. It typically remains functional in 20-25% whole blood, especially in the presence of one of our PCR enhancer cocktails, and in some concentrations of crude soil extracts where other commercial enzymes fail. This enzyme can be used in real-time PCR both with DNA binding dyes, such as SYBR Green and Eva Green, and TaqMan assay which requires 5’-exonuclease activity.
OmniTaq LA version (Long & Accurate) is available, which allows for amplification of longer products with higher fidelity and accuracy.
OmniTaq and OmniTaq LA Mix are available as a ready-to-use 2X mixture of DNA polymerase, salts, magnesium and dNTPs for setting up a trouble-free PCR reaction and there is the choice of an inert green dye, used for direct gel loading. All you have to do is to add template, specific primers and water (Click here).