Reverse Transcription Education
Learn about the essentials of reverse transcription, reverse transcriptases, and cDNA applications

Review educational resources for researchers at multiple levels. The materials here cover reverse transcription basics, cDNA synthesis, enzyme selection, troubleshooting tips, and cDNA applications in molecular biology studies.


Reverse transcription basics

Learn about the roles of reverse transcription in biological systems and in molecular biology research


Reaction setup

Examine essential factors for cDNA synthesis, such as RNA purity, the reverse transcriptase selected, primers used, reaction components, and reaction conditions


Reverse transcriptase attributes

Find out how polymerase activity, RNase H activity, thermostabiliy, and processivity of a reverse transcriptase can impact its functions as a molecular biology tool


Reverse transcription applications

Discover uses of reverse transcription in RT-PCR, cDNA cloning, RACE, gene expression microarrays, and RNA sequencing


Troubleshooting guide

Review troubleshooting tips on reverse transcription with a focus on RT-PCR issues


Reverse transcription videos