restriction-site polymorphism

n.

DNA polymorphism in which one of the two nucleotide sequences contains a recognition site for a particular endonuclease but the second lacks such a site.

Nearby words

  1. restriction enzymes,
  2. restriction fragment,
  3. restriction fragment length polymorphism,
  4. restriction play,
  5. restriction site,
  6. restrictionism,
  7. restrictive,
  8. restrictive clause,
  9. restrictive covenant,
  10. restrictive practice


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