DNA polymorphism

DNA pol·y·mor·phism

a condition in which one of two different but normal nucleotide sequences can exist at a particular site in DNA.

DNA pol·y·mor·phism

(pol'ē-mōr'fizm)
A condition in which one of two different but normal nucleotide sequences can exist at a particular site in DNA.
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Association of a DNA polymorphism in the apolipoprotein CIII gene with diverse hyperlipidaemic phenotypes.
Kan also was the first to introduce DNA testing to diagnose human diseases in the fetus before birth and discovered DNA polymorphism.
The PCR-RFLP approach based on mitochondrial DNA polymorphism has already been established for species identification of common farm animals (Chen et al.
The use of random primers in a PCR is a powerful tool that reveals extensive DNA polymorphism, and it has become valuable in genetic analysis.
He describes the concepts behind gene genealogies, include genealogical thinking, mutation and mutation models, measures of DNA polymorphism and, by way of example, variation at the pyruvate dehydrogenase E1 alpha (or PDHA1) subunit.
DNA polymorphism due to different doses of gamma rays could be distinguished based on the RAPD profiles.
These mouse models will become tools to improve our understanding of the biological significance of human DNA polymorphism, and many of the computationally mined SNPs from coding sequences are being translated into appropriate animal models for further studies (Ladiges et al.
An announcement will be made Friday at a two-day conference of the Japanese Society for DNA Polymorphism Research that began Thursday in Okayama City, Okayama Prefecture, western Japan.
The use of randomly amplified polymorphic DNA (RAPD) markers, generated by the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) using arbitrary primers, has provided a new tool for the detection of DNA polymorphism (Williams et al.
DNA polymorphism analysis of prn and ptxS1 has previously been used as a typing method for detecting antigenic shifts (2,3,8).