I've been trying to amplify a gene (IFT52) using PCR and then running the product on agarose gel but the last 3 times I've tried no bands show up.
The PCR mix I'm using is:
sterile water: 30ul
polymerase buffer: 10ul
forward primer: 2ul
reverse primer: 2ul
cDNA template: 0.5ul
Taq polymerase: 0.5ul
Once the PCR is performed the following different concentrations of the PCR products are loaded into the gel
PCR product 1ul + sterile water 7ul + 2ul loading dye
PCR product 5ul + sterile water 3ul + 2ul loading dye
I don't know why I don't seem to be getting any bands on the gel. I've changed the cDNA source and still nothing is coming up. Any help on what might be going wrong or is possibly going wrong I'd really appreciate the feedback.