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Fluorescence in situ Hybridization

  1. Leena Gole

Published Online: 19 APR 2001

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0001468



How to Cite

Gole, L. 2001. Fluorescence in situ Hybridization. eLS. .

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  1. National University of Singapore, Singapore

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 APR 2001


Fluorescence in situ hybridization is the detection of highly specific DNA/RNA probes which have been hybridized to their complementary sequences on morphologically preserved chromosomes or tissue sections.


  • probes;
  • clinical cytogenetics;
  • cancer cytogenetics;
  • other applications