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DNA Fingerprinting

"DNA Fingerprinting" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

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A technique for identifying individuals of a species that is based on the uniqueness of their DNA sequence. Uniqueness is determined by identifying which combination of allelic variations occur in the individual at a statistically relevant number of different loci. In forensic studies, RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM of multiple, highly polymorphic VNTR LOCI or MICROSATELLITE REPEAT loci are analyzed. The number of loci used for the profile depends on the ALLELE FREQUENCY in the population.


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This graph shows the total number of publications written about "DNA Fingerprinting" by people in UAMS Profiles by year, and whether "DNA Fingerprinting" was a major or minor topic of these publications.
Bar chart showing 38 publications over 20 distinct years, with a maximum of 4 publications in 2000 and 2002
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