Primer design and testing

Built in primer database and browser

Drag and drop your primers in FASTA, spreadsheet or Genbank format. Once loaded, you’ll have them all as primers in your own searchable database. Geneious Prime will let you know if you already have primers that match a new sequence.

Elegant primer design

Design primers and hybridization probes, to any target region or entire sequence, directly on alignments and assemblies in the Geneious sequence viewer. Add and remove extensions to a primer sequence before, during or after the design process.

Test primers against any sequence before your order

Geneious Prime is packed full of features to help you get the most from your PCR experiments.

  • Screen for physical properties, hairpins and primer-dimers.
  • Select all PCR products on a sequence or any two primers in a pair to extract the product of those primers.
  • 5′ primer extension – Extend a primer with a restriction site, polyA tail or any other custom sequence
  • Dynamically calculate the DNA melting point for a selected region for manual primer design


Download a free trial and one of our tutorials to get to grips with the functionality of Geneious Prime interactively.

Tutorial- Primer Design

Learn how to design basic and degenerate PCR primers, add 5 extensions and test primers in your database.

Tutorial- Topo Cloning

Learn how to simulate Topo cloning in Geneious, using TA, Blunt or Directional methods.

Geneious is far less expensive than some other software and I would NEVER consider switching given Geneious’ power and ease of use.
Prof. F. Paul DoerderCleveland State University