NEBNext® Q5 Hot Start HiFi PCR Master Mix is the original hot start NEBNext formulation of Q5 DNA polymerase. This formulation is also included as a component in all of the original NEBNext Ultra kits, for DNA and RNA library preparation.
The NEBNext Ultra II Q5 Master Mix (NEB #M0544) is now available, which further improves the uniformity of amplification of libraries, including superior performance with GC-rich regions.
The polymerase component of both master mixes, Q5 High-Fidelity DNA Polymerase, is a novel thermostable DNA polymerase that possesses 3´→5´ exonuclease activity, and is fused to a processivity-enhancing Sso7d domain. Q5 also has the highest fidelity available (> 280-fold higher than that of Taq DNA Polymerase), resulting in ultra-low error rates.
This convenient 2X master mix contains dNTPs, Mg++ and a proprietary buffer, and requires only the addition of primers and DNA template for robust amplification. The inclusion of the hot start aptamer allows convenient room temperature reaction set up.
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