Definition of restriction fragment length polymorphism in English:

restriction fragment length polymorphism

Syllabification: re·stric·tion frag·ment length pol·y·mor·phism

noun

Genetics
  • A variation in the length of restriction fragments produced by a given restriction enzyme in a sample of DNA. Such variation is used in forensic investigations and to map hereditary disease.
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    • Fingerprinting of M. tuberculosis exploits restriction fragment length polymorphism of chromosomal DNA.
    • The COL7A1 gene has been located on chromosome 3 through genetic linkage studies with restriction fragment length polymorphism.
    • Molecular strain typing by restriction fragment length polymorphism was performed using DNA probes for IS6110 8 and PGCR9 repetitive sequences.

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