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1. Fingerprinting (peptide mapping, nucleotide mapping)
A general term for techniques used to identify unique protein s or nucleic acid s by breaking them up with enzyme s and looking at the resulting pattern of their amino acid or nucelotide base sequences. Fingerprinting is widely used in forensics to test blood, semen or other body tissues for genetic matching. See also Southern blot .