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 (ŏl′ĭ-gō-no͞o′klē-ə-tīd, -nyo͞o′-, ō′lĭ-)
A short polymer of two to twenty nucleotides.
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(Biochemistry) a polymer consisting of a small number of nucleotides
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(ˌɒl ɪ goʊˈnu kli əˌtaɪd, -ˈnyu-)

a chain of a few nucleotides.
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Commonly known as the OLA, the Oligonucleotide Ligation Assay is an analyte specific reagent (ASR) that is centered around the hybridization of a PCR primer with an exact match to a target sequence.
Determination of human NAT2 acetylator genotype by oligonucleotide ligation assay. Biotechniques 1997;22:682-4.
The systems we evaluated included (a) CF oligonucleotide ligation assay (OLA), Ver.
Mutation in the gene coding for coagulation factor V and resistance to activated protein C: detection of the genetic mutation by oligonucleotide ligation assay using a semi-automated system.
Other publications demonstrated that the oligonucleotide ligation assay (36) and single base chain extension (32) could be used for genotyping DNA samples with the microbead approach.
A technology termed "oligonucleotide ligation assay" uses target-specific ligation to generate mutation-specific products that are analyzed by gel electrophoresis (2).
Traditional methods for the identification of known polymorphisms are restriction fragment-length polymorphism (RFLP) analysis, oligonucleotide ligation assay, and minisequencing (38-41).
Testing the feasibility of DNA typing for human identification by PCR and an oligonucleotide ligation assay. Am J Hum Genet 1996;58:1239-46.
The oligonucleotide ligation assay (OLA) relies on hybridization with specific oligonucleotide probes that can effectively discriminate between the wild-type and variant sequences.