Forward primers are short sequences of bases that are complimentary to a section at the start of the DNA strand. These primers can be used during PCR, annealing to the start of the target DNA sequence to be copied and allowing the enzyme DNA polymerase to bind and start replication.
- ↑ Hartl, D. and Ruvolo, M. (2012). Genetics. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning. p59