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What Are The Differences Between PCR Tube, EP Tube And Eight-link Tube

Many people will be confused about the differences between PCR tube, EP tube and octuple tube, today we will introduce the characteristics of each of them.

PCR tubes are commonly used in biological experiments to provide containers for polymerase chain reaction. The common PCR tube is composed of tube body and cover body. The tube body and cover body are connected together, and the cover body has hollow cylindrical protuberance.

EP tube

EP tube is also called plastic centrifuge tube, so the centrifuge tube is called EP tube.

PCR tube

The PCR tube is a plastic centrifuge tube used in PCR experiment. The volume of PCR tube is 0.2 ml and 0.5 ml, so we should pay more attention to the difference between PCR tube and micro-centrifuge tube, because the volume of many micro centrifuge tubes is similar to that of PCR tubes, the biggest difference is that the wall of the micro centrifuge tubes is generally thicker to ensure centrifugation, while the PCR tubes are thinner to ensure heat transfer speed and uniformity, therefore, in practical application, we do not recommend mixing the two, because the thinner PCR tube may not be able to withstand the larger centrifugal force and burst, because of the slow and uneven heat transfer, the effect of PCR was affected by the thicker micro-centrifuge tube.

8-tube connection

Eight tube is the earliest plastic centrifuge tube are single, in a lot of testing work, not easy to operate, so invented eight tube, now there are twelve tube.

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