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In molecular biology, restriction fragment length polymorphism, or RFLP, is a technique that exploits variations in homologous DNA sequences. It refers to a difference between samples of homologous DNA molecules that come from differing locations of restriction enzyme sites, and to a related laboratory technique by which these segments can be illustrated. (Wikipedia)

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Genetic polymorphism
N/ADNA fingerprinting
Genetic engineering
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Restriction fragment length polymorphism

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