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Fluorescence in situ hybridization

Definition

A cytogenetic technique using fluorescent probe to detect and localize the presence of specific DNA sequence on chromosomes.


Supplement

This method can be used to find specific features in DNA for use in genetic counseling, medicine, and species identification. FISH can also be used to detect and localize specific mRNAs within tissue samples.


Abbreviation: FISH


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