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Southern blot


Southern blot

noun South·ern blot \ˈth-ərn-\

Definition of SOUTHERN BLOT

:  a blot consisting of a sheet of cellulose nitrate or nylon that contains spots of DNA for identification by a suitable molecular probe—compare northern blot, western blot
Southern blot·ting \-ˈblät-iŋ\ noun

Biographical Note for SOUTHERN BLOT

Southern, Edwin M. (flourished 1975), British molecular biologist. In 1975 Southern delineated a method for identifying specific DNA sequences that had been previously separated by gel electrophoresis.
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