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Descriptor English: DNA Fingerprinting
Descriptor Spanish: Dermatoglifia del ADN
Descriptor Portuguese: Impressões Digitais de DNA
Descriptor French: Profilage d'ADN
Entry term(s): DNA Fingerprint
DNA Fingerprintings
DNA Fingerprints
DNA Profiling
DNA Profilings
DNA Typing
DNA Typings
Fingerprint, DNA
Fingerprinting, DNA
Fingerprinting, Genetic
Fingerprintings, DNA
Fingerprintings, Genetic
Fingerprints, DNA
Genetic Fingerprinting
Genetic Fingerprintings
Profiling, DNA
Typing, DNA
Typings, DNA
Tree number(s): E05.318.740.225.500.500
E05.393.290
I01.198.780.937.375
N04.452.910.099.750
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D016172
Scope note: A technique for identifying individuals of a species that is based on the uniqueness of their DNA sequence. Uniqueness is determined by identifying which combination of allelic variations occur in the individual at a statistically relevant number of different loci. In forensic studies, RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM of multiple, highly polymorphic VNTR LOCI or MICROSATELLITE REPEAT loci are analyzed. The number of loci used for the profile depends on the ALLELE FREQUENCY in the population.
Annotation: DNA FOOTPRINTING is available; do not confuse entry term DNA PROFILING with GENE EXPRESSION PROFILING
Allowable Qualifiers: CL classification
EC economics
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MT methods
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: DNA (1986-1990)
Forensic Medicine (1986-1990)
Nucleotide Mapping (1986-1990)
Public MeSH Note: 91
History Note: 91
Related: Databases, Nucleic Acid MeSH
Genetic Privacy MeSH
Genotyping Techniques MeSH
Minisatellite Repeats MeSH
Polymorphism, Restriction Fragment Length MeSH
DeCS ID: 28913
Unique ID: D016172
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1991/01/01
Date of Entry: 1990/05/07
Revision Date: 2011/06/24
DNA Fingerprinting - Preferred
Concept UI M0024686
Scope note A technique for identifying individuals of a species that is based on the uniqueness of their DNA sequence. Uniqueness is determined by identifying which combination of allelic variations occur in the individual at a statistically relevant number of different loci. In forensic studies, RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM of multiple, highly polymorphic VNTR LOCI or MICROSATELLITE REPEAT loci are analyzed. The number of loci used for the profile depends on the ALLELE FREQUENCY in the population.
Preferred term DNA Fingerprinting
Entry term(s) DNA Fingerprintings
DNA Profiling
DNA Profilings
DNA Typing
DNA Typings
Fingerprinting, DNA
Fingerprintings, DNA
Profiling, DNA
Typing, DNA
Typings, DNA
DNA Fingerprints - Related but not broader or narrower
Concept UI M0024687
Preferred term DNA Fingerprints
Entry term(s) DNA Fingerprint
Fingerprint, DNA
Fingerprints, DNA
Genetic Fingerprinting - Broader
Concept UI M0024688
Preferred term Genetic Fingerprinting
Entry term(s) Fingerprinting, Genetic
Fingerprintings, Genetic
Genetic Fingerprintings



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