restriction length polymorphism
re·stric·tion length pol·y·mor·phism, fragment length polymorphism
the existence of allelic forms recognizable by the length of fragments that result when the nucleotide chain is treated by a specific restriction enzyme that cleaves wherever a particular sequence of nucleotides occurs. A mutation in this sequence changes cleaving and hence the number of fragments.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012