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

1980


Medical Dictionary

restriction fragment length polymorphism

noun

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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