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Replication analysis

Synonym(s)

  • replication banding

Definition(s)

A cytogenetic technique that uses specialized banding procedures (replication banding) to identify the late-replicating (inactive) X chromosome in cells. Because it is less complicated, less expensive, and less subjective, molecular testing is now used more commonly than replication analysis for X-chromosome inactivation studies.

Definition from: GeneReviewsThis link leads to a site outside Genetics Home Reference. from the University of Washington and the National Center for Biotechnology Information

See also Understanding Medical Terminology.

 
Published: October 9, 2014