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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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Cecie Starr + 3 others
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ISBN: 9781337408332
Chapter 15, Problem 8SQ
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PCR can be used ________.

  1. a. as a cloning vector
  2. b. in DNA profiling
  3. c. to modify a human genome

Summary Introduction

Introduction: Polymerase chain reaction (PCR) is a technique that is used to amplify a deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) sample to generate its several thousand or million copies. It is one of the most applied technique in molecular biology.

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DNA profiling refers to identification of unique characteristics of an individual’s DNA.  Unique sequences identified by DNA profiling can be used to differentiate an individual from others. One of the techniques used in DNA profiling involves amplifying short tandem repeat (STR) loci present in DNA of a person through PCR. STRs are unique to an individual, and chances of having exactly identical STR sequences are 1 in 1018 persons. DNA fragments from STR generated by PCR have different lengths, and electrophoresis can be used to differentiate a person’s unique STR array. DNA profiling is used to resolve kinship disputes and criminal cases.

Hence, the correct answer is option b...

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