DNA fingerprint


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DNA fingerprint

[¦dē¦en¦ā ′fiŋ·gər‚print]
(genetics)
Each human individual's virtually unique pattern of deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) fragment sites produced by restriction enzyme digestion, separated by gel electrophoresis, and hybridized to labeled DNA.
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The DNA fingerprint analysis of the respective iWGA aliquots yielded a mean PCR performance of 87.
At this point, I show students a poster-board representation of the DNA fingerprint gel from the crime scene (Figure 1) and ask them to use the data and decide who committed the crime.
In November 1998, NTGSN detected 11 isolates from previously reported TB cases among persons in New Jersey whose DNA fingerprints matched the avirulent laboratory M.
Because of the two NYC-diagnosed and reported cases, in late 1999, CDC conducted DNA fingerprint analysis on M.
As a corollary, an analysis of the total DNA fingerprint profile of the Heron Island population across these same generations showed that the population profile remained very stable over time.
Several recent studies have used proportions of tuberculosis cases sharing identical DNA fingerprint patterns (i.
tuberculosis isolates with DNA fingerprint patterns that matched at least one other isolate.
Population-based studies from San Francisco (1) and New York City (2) showed a high incidence of DNA fingerprint clustering that reflected recent transmission.
tuberculosis transmission among patients whose isolates have similar but not identical DNA fingerprint patterns (i.
In a previous study, homelessness was the key factor associated with DNA fingerprint clustering, suggesting that ongoing transmission of TB in Denver, Colorado, occurs primarily among the homeless (4).