DNA fingerprint


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DNA fingerprint

DNA fingerprint

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DNA profile

n
(Biochemistry) another name for genetic fingerprint
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Noun1.DNA fingerprint - biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs; often used for evidence in criminal law cases
biometric authentication, biometric identification, identity verification - the automatic identification of living individuals by using their physiological and behavioral characteristics; "negative identification can only be accomplished through biometric identification"; "if a pin or password is lost or forgotten it can be changed and reissued but a biometric identification cannot"
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DNA fingerprint typing for bacteria, however, cannot be equivocated to human DNA fingerprint typing.
If we want to use PFGE for source tracking in a large watershed like the Santa Ana River, a very extensive DNA fingerprint library is needed, because our study shows that even a minor change in the DNA fingerprint can significantly affect clonal groupings," Ibekwe explains.
Investigators are using pulsed-field gel electrophoresis to determine DNA fingerprint patterns.
Such unambiguous identification is feasible via DNA fingerprint analysis of single cells, as has been shown with candidate target cells preenriched and defined on the basis of biochemical markers (10).
Commercial kits are available that make use of bacterial DNA samples and a simplified protocol to produce a simulated DNA fingerprint (an example is Bio-Rad Laboratories' Forensic DNA Fingerprinting Kit; catalogue no.
Each DNA fingerprint is unique, and can be produced from the smallest samples - a single hair or just a few skin cells.
12] The DNA fingerprint results were interpreted without knowledge of the clinical characteristics of the patients.
Each bacterial substrain has a unique rep-PCR DNA fingerprint, a molecular version of the UPC barcodes used in grocery stores.
To identify occurrences and sources of cross-contamination, it also is important for mycobacteriology laboratories to determine the DNA fingerprint pattern of the M.
The first recorded case of a funeral home worker contracting TB from a cadaver was discovered during routine TB surveillance in Baltimore, MD, where 2 cases demonstrated an identical DNA fingerprint, as reported in the New England Journal of Medicine.
When Michaelsen extracts DNA from a fungus in these stored samples and runs it through gel electrophoresis, she gets a series of bands that amount to a DNA fingerprint.