Human Genetics Problem Set

Problem 17: Using PCR to detect genetic markers

Which of the following type(s) of polymorphism are commonly detected by using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and specific oligonucleotide primers?

A. RFLPs, "restriction fragment length polymorphisms"
B. ESTs, "expressed sequence tags"
C. STRPs, "short tandem repeat polymorphisms"
D. STSs, "sequence tagged sites"
E. B, C, and D are correct

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