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
ESTs, STRPs, and STSs are all normally analyzed using the Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)

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