in situ hybridization
Definition: a technique developed in 1969 for annealing nucleic acid probes to cellular DNA for detection by autoradiography. Under proper laboratory conditions, the binding process occurs spontaneously. In situ hybridization constitutes a key step in DNA fingerprinting.
Synonym(s): in situ nucleic acid hybridization
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