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1. An impression of the inked bulb of the distal phalanx of a finger, showing the configuration of the surface ridges, used as a means of identification.

See: dermatoglyphics, galtons system of classification of fingerprints.

2. Term, sometimes used informally, referring to any analytical method capable of making fine distinctions between similar compounds or gel patterns; e.g., the pattern of an infrared absorption curve or of a two-dimensional paper chromatograph.

3. In genetics, the analysis of dna fragments to determine the identity of an individual or the paternity of a child.

Synonym: genetic fingerprint.

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I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post

... the membrane proximal region. The class II proteins appear to form (super) dimers at the cell surface. FINGERPRINTING AND DNA PROFILING Like the fingerprints that came into use by detectives and police labs during the 1930s, each person has a unique DNA fingerprint. The term DNA fingerprinting ...

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by saddy51
Sun Jan 04, 2015 10:39 am
Forum: Genetics
Topic: I have got some BIG issues! forgive the long post
Replies: 1
Views: 1784

Founder Effect/Bottle Neck Effect and Chromosomal reversal?

... effect at some point in the evolutionary history of a species at some point in the past? Or in other words, do such events leave any kind of 'fingerprint', or is such information lost as diversity is restored over time?

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by jebus197
Sun Jan 22, 2012 11:23 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Founder Effect/Bottle Neck Effect and Chromosomal reversal?
Replies: 5
Views: 4207

Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac

... in data observed after construction of a maximum parsimony tree is compared to that number expected by chance. Excessive homoplasies are the fingerprint of recombination. How clonal are viruses? The impressive tally of recombinant ` hopeful monsters' ± dramatically altered hybrid viruses ...

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by anakovacevic
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:28 pm
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Recombination in RNA viruses,Ruzic,Kovac
Replies: 2
Views: 44130

PCR Question... please help!

... suspect. Describe in detail the changes in your level of confidence as you increase the number of loci that are examined for an individual’s DNA “fingerprint”. Please use the three following scenarios as the framework for preparation of your answer: 1 locus versus 2 loci; 2 loci versus 3 loci; ...

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by chrispa
Sun Oct 04, 2009 7:14 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: PCR Question... please help!
Replies: 1
Views: 846

The Fiber Disease

... reactives, (triclosan, clorhexidine, etc) to stop the quorum sensing abilities from developing resistance to a once effaceous remedy. Once a "fingerprint" of whatever lotion you apply to a lesion is recognized by the organism, then indeed my belief is that it is actually detrimental to ...

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by Sabrina
Wed Jan 17, 2007 7:12 pm
Forum: Human Biology
Topic: The Fiber Disease
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