restriction fragment length polymorphism


restriction fragment length polymorphism

noun

Definition of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM

:  variation in the length of a DNA fragment produced by a specific restriction enzyme acting on DNA from different individuals that usually results from a genetic mutation and that may be used as a genetic marker

First Known Use of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM

1982

restriction fragment length polymorphism

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM

: variation in the length of a restriction fragment produced by a specific restriction enzyme acting on DNA from different individuals that usually results from a genetic mutation (as an insertion or deletion) and that may be used as a genetic marker—called also RFLP

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