in situ hybridization

German: in situ Hybridisierung
Japanese: in situハイブリッド形成法

Molecular biology. A technique that localizes specific nucleic acid sequences (DNA or RNA) within intact cells. Single stranded nucleic acids labeled with radioactivity or fluorescence are used as probes. thsi technique is used to analyze intracellular or intrachromosomal distribution, or transcription of the nucleic acids.

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