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Identification of nucleic acid sequences

Faulds, Karen (2009) Identification of nucleic acid sequences. C12Q 1/68 (2006.1).

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The invention provides a method for use in the detection of a target nucleic acid comprising the steps of: (i) contacting a single-stranded probe nucleic acid with a sample of interest under conditions effective to generate a probe/target nucleic acid duplex by specific hybridisation of said probe nucleic acid to a target nucleic acid, if said nucleic acid is present; (ii) contacting any probe/target nucleic acid duplex with an exonuclease to effect digestion of the duplex and release of a label molecule from the duplex: and (ii) detecting the label by Raman spectroscopy.