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Medical Term:

Northern blot analysis


Definition: a procedure similar to the Southern blot analysis, used to separate and identify RNA fragments; typically through transferring (blotting) RNA fragments from an agarose gel to a nitrocellulose filter followed by detection with a suitable probe.

[coined to distinguish it from eponymic Southern blot a.]

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