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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.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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The DNA fingerprint analysis of the respective iWGA aliquots yielded a mean PCR performance of 87.4% (range, 58%-100%).
Thus, cutting the DNA into smaller fragments will produce a unique collection of DNA fragments that can then be used as an identifier (i.e., the DNA fingerprint).
Retrospective detection of laboratory cross-contamination of Mycobacterium tuberculosis cultures with the use of DNA fingerprint analysis.
Because of the two NYC-diagnosed and reported cases, in late 1999, CDC conducted DNA fingerprint analysis on M.
DNA fingerprints were generated using wild type single-stranded M13mp11 (Vassart et al.
POLICE are aiming to outsmart the burglars by spraying DNA fingerprints onto property.
Ian Findlay, of the Australian Genome Research Facility at the University of Queensland, said: "We took a skin cell from a 30-year-old document and gained a DNA fingerprint.
Several recent studies have used proportions of tuberculosis cases sharing identical DNA fingerprint patterns (i.e., isolate clustering) to estimate the extent of disease attributable to recent transmission.
tuberculosis Strains on the Basis of DNA Fingerprint Patterns by Using the IS6110 Method in Specific Geographic Areas.
Because the study was directed at an evaluation of information acquired during routine public health procedures, information acquired in cluster investigations done because of DNA fingerprint clustering was not included.
Population-based studies from San Francisco (1) and New York City (2) showed a high incidence of DNA fingerprint clustering that reflected recent transmission.