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Polymers made up of a few (2-20) nucleotides. In molecular genetics, they refer to a short sequence synthesized to match a region where a mutation is known to occur, and then used as a probe (OLIGONUCLEOTIDE PROBES). (Dorland, 28th ed)

Year introduced: 1974(1972)

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Tree Number(s): D13.695.578.424

MeSH Unique ID: D009841

Entry Terms:

  • Oligonucleotide

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