What Is a Nucleic Acid Probe?

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Nucleic Acid Probe (DNA probe), is a sole strand of DNA that is tagged with a radioactive or fluorescent substance, and binds particularly to a corresponding DNA sequence. It is used to identify its integration through fusion with another DNA sample. The nuclear acid probes can give quick recognition of certain species such as mycobacterium.
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n Nucleic acid that complements a specific RNA or DNA molecule or fragment; used for hybridization studies to identify microorganisms and for genetic studies.
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DNA, the substance discovered by Miescher, is deoxyribonucleic acid. Structurally it looks like a ladder that has been twisted slightly, so that it forms a double helix. Two rows
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A nucleic acid is a biological polymer (a chain composed of links) made of building blocks (the links) called nucleic acids. The most common nucleic acids are DNA and RNA.
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They are composed from nucleotides: ribonucleotides for Rna and 2'deoxyribonucleotides for Dna.
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