Amplified fragment length polymorphism

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Amplified fragment length polymorphism

(Science: technique) Invented by KeyGene, a dutch biotech company based in Wageningen, Holland. The technique is now merchandised under licence agreement by Perkin Elmer.

Selected markers are amplified in a pcr, which makes amplified fragment length polymorphism an easy and fast tool for strain identification in agriculture, botany, microbiology and animal breeding.

Acronym: aflp