genetic markers


genetic markers
   Alleles used as experimental probes to keep track of an individual, a tissue, a cell, a nucleus, a chromosome, or a gene.
   Can be divided into two groups based on differences in biochemistry, method of detection, and history of discovery. The two groups are the polymorphic antigen system found on red cell and other cell surfaces, and the polymorphic soluble protein markers. Is any allele of interest in an experiment.

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