nucleic acid probe


Glossary of Biotechnology for Food and Agriculture . 2015.

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  • probe — A labelled DNA or RNA sequence used to detect the presence of a complementary sequence by hybridization with a nucleic acid sample …   Glossary of Biotechnology

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