Definition of Southern blot
: a blot consisting of a nitrocellulose or nylon sheet containing spots of DNA for identification by a suitable molecular probe — compare western blot
Origin and Etymology of southern blot
Edwin M. Southern born 1938 British biologist
First Known Use: 1981See Words from the same year
Biographical Note for southern blot
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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