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Restriction fragment Length Polymorphisms

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1The population is said to be ________ for restriction enzyme fragment patterns.
A)polygenic
B)polymorphic
C)polyphyletic
D)pericentric
E)pleotropic



2RFLPs result because individuals in a population have
A)DNA sequence differences in the pattern of restriction sites.
B)DNA sequence differences that create different proteins.
C)DNA sequence differences that make DNA more susceptible to denaturation.
D)different mutations that alter the length of their mRNA.
E)different mutations that make their mRNA more susceptible to degradation.



3RFLPs are separated by
A)the polymerase chain reaction.
B)northern blotting.
C)gel electrophoresis.
D)western blotting.
E)dideoxynucleotide sequencing.



4RFLPs may arise through mutations.
A)True
B)False



5RFLPs may be used as markers to identify people at risk of certain genetic disorders.
A)True
B)False







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