Human Genetics Problem Set
Problem 17 Tutorial: Using PCR to detect genetic markers
Polymerase chain reaction
The polymerase chain reaction is currently the most commonly used method to detect polymorphic and non-polymorphic sequences in the human genome.
Which of the following type(s) of polymorphism are
commonly detected by using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR) and
specific oligonucleotide primers?
ESTs, STRPs, and STSs are all normally analyzed using the polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Of these, STRPs are the most polymorphic, but polymorphisms can also occur in ESTs and STSs.
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