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DNA fingerprinting

Edited by Elizabeth Martin and Robert Hine

in A Dictionary of Biology

Seventh edition

Published in print June 2016 | ISBN: 9780198714378
Published online September 2015 | e-ISBN: 9780191782770
DNA fingerprinting

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The generation from a sample of DNA of a set of DNA fragments that are characteristic of that sample. DNA fingerprints can thus enable individuals, strains, species, etc. to be distinguished by variations in the base sequence of their genomes. Various techniques can be used to detect such variations, depending on the organism being studied, existing knowledge of the organism’s genome, etc. These include analysis of ...

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Subjects: Biological Sciences

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