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DNA Fingerprinting MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
DNA Fingerprinting
Tree Number(s)
E05.318.740.225.500.500
E05.393.290
I01.198.780.937.375
N04.452.910.099.750
Unique ID
D016172
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016172
Annotation
DNA FOOTPRINTING is available; do not confuse entry term DNA PROFILING with GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING
Scope Note
A technique for identifying individuals of a species that is based on the uniqueness of their DNA sequence. Uniqueness is determined by identifying which combination of allelic variations occur in the individual at a statistically relevant number of different loci. In forensic studies, RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM of multiple, highly polymorphic VNTR LOCI or MICROSATELLITE REPEAT loci are analyzed. The number of loci used for the profile depends on the ALLELE FREQUENCY in the population.
Entry Term(s)
DNA Fingerprints
DNA Profiling
DNA Typing
Genetic Fingerprinting
Previous Indexing
DNA (1986-1990)
Forensic Medicine (1986-1990)
Nucleotide Mapping (1986-1990)
See Also
Databases, Nucleic Acid
Genetic Privacy
Genotyping Techniques
Minisatellite Repeats
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length
Public MeSH Note
91
History Note
91
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1990/05/07
Revision Date
2020/06/23
DNA Fingerprinting Preferred
DNA Fingerprints Related
Genetic Fingerprinting Broader
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