A classical AFLP-PCR experiment will be simulated:
Both endonucleases will be palindromic
Recognition sequence has no degenerated nucleotides
One endonuclease cleaves the genome very frequently and the
one fewer times.
According to Vos
et al., only two fragments types will be amplified: RE1-RE2 and
The other two fragment types are not amplified (RE1-RE1 and RE2-RE2
types will form hairpins and other inhibitory processes)
When filling the form (see image below)...
we will check the checkbox for "AFLP", and the correct
fragment types will be automatically selected,
in this example we will select restriction enzymes EcoRI and MseI from the lists of commercially
palindromic restriction enzymes,
although in the example the checkbox "For
non-palindromic endonuclease discern complementary" is checked,
unchecking it makes no difference
in this case (due to palindromic nature of the selected endonucleases),
selective nucleotides are introduced in the form ("AC" for EcoRI site and "C" for MseI site)
After clicking the "Amplify" buttom we will get 21 bands (see result here).
In the example below the same experiment is performed, but in this case
the recognition sequence is introduced in the form.