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The difference between spanning and flanking?

  1. May 4, 2005 #1
    What is the difference between Primers that span introns and primers that flank intron-exon border? Spanning intron does it mean that it covers the whole intron segment? Flanking the border does it also mean that it covers the whole border? :devil:

    Any ideas would help alot!

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  3. May 4, 2005 #2


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    Spanning means inclusive of the intron. To flank means to be on either side, but not inclusive of the sequence in between.
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