Restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)

A difference in DNA between people that can be recognized by the use of a restriction enzyme.

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  • Terminal restriction fragment length polymorphism — (TRFLP or sometimes T RFLP) is a molecular biology technique for profiling of microbial communities based on the position of a restriction site closest to a labeled end of an amplified gene. The method is based on digesting a mixture of PCR… …   Wikipedia

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