Effect of temperature ramp rates. The standard PCR protocol with Phusion HF DNA polymerase and short initial (30 s) and in-cycle (10 s) denaturation times was performed on three different thermocyclers at their respective default temperature ramp settings. Heating and cooling rates were 6°C/s and 4.5°C/s on thermocycler 1 (bright red line), 4°C/s and 3°C/s on thermocycler 2 (purple line) and 2.2°C/s and 2.2°C/s on thermocycler 3 (dark red line).
Aird et al. Genome Biology 2011 12:R18 doi:10.1186/gb-2011-12-2-r18