biometric identification obtained by examining a person's unique sequence of DNA base pairs; often used for evidence in criminal law cases
A pattern generated during laboratory analysis of DNA that is unique to an individual human, with the exception of identical twins.
The largely individual-specific autoradiographic banding pattern produced when DNA is digested with a restriction enzyme that cuts outside a family of VNTRs and a Southern blot of the electrophoretic gel is probed with a VNTR-specific probe.
the chemical/physical profile of an organism's nucleotide sequences, typically determined from segments of DNA that are 100 to 1,000 base pairs long. DNA fingerprints illuminate the genetic differences between and among individuals and are used in fields ranging from agricultural research to law enforcement. The extent of the variation depends on the target region of DNA being compared. Some regions appear to be common to all forms of life, while others are highly variable.
Pattern of hypervariable tandem DNA repeats of a core sequence which is unique to an individual.