FISH Analysis -->
in situ hybridisation
medical dictionary

<molecular biology, technique> Use of a DNA or RNA probe todetect the presence of the complementaryDNA sequence in cloned bacterial or cultured eukaryotic cells.Also used for locating geneson chromosomes. The process is:

Prepare microscope slide with cells in metaphase of mitosis, Treat slide with a weak base. Thus denaturing the DNA. Pour radioactively labelled probe onto the slide. Expose slide to photographic emulsion for a few days or weeks. Develop emulsion.

(13 Oct 1997)