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DNA Fingerprinting with VNTR Sequences

  • Michael W. Bruford
  • Ilik J. Saccheri
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Abstract

DNA fingerprinting is now a standard technique for rapidly screening genetic variation in most eukaryotic organisms. Five years ago, the term DNA fingerprinting was easy to define, since it almost exclusively involved using ‘minisatellite’ sequences (1) but since then it has been used to describe several other multilocus techniques, including PCR-based methods such as RAPD (randomly amplified polymorphic DNA) analysis (Chapter 9) and AFLP (amplified fragment length polymorphic) DNA analysis (Chapter 10).

Keywords

Vacuum Blotting Amplify Fragment Length Poly Hawaiian Honey Creeper Population Specific Pattern Fragment Size Estimation 
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  • Michael W. Bruford
  • Ilik J. Saccheri

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