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57.The figure below represents analysis of blood from a victim of a crime and two suspects. Criminologists created this Southern blot with restriction fragments from a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) site. Page 13
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Which suspect could be convicted based on these data alone?
58.Imagine a region of DNA containing a variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) that is found in the genome of koalas. The possible number of VNTR alleles in the population equals the number of:
59.When DNA with variable number tandem repeats (VNTRs) is visualized on a gel, the resulting fragments separate according to their:
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E) shape. 60.Which one of the following statements about restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) is CORRECT? A) RFLPs are the product of cleavage by restriction enzymes. B) RFLPs are variations in restriction sites that result in DNA being cleaved into different-sized pieces. C) RFLPs are numerous in the human population. D) RFLPs can take the place of VNTRs in forensic analyses. E) All of these choices are correct.
61.Can identical twins be distinguished by DNA typing? By DNA fingerprinting?
62.Genomic regions with a variable number of tandem repeats (VNTRs) used in DNA typing are highly polymorphic with many different possible genotypes existing in a population. However, matching patterns of bands for any one VNTR between the DNA in a sample and the genomic DNA of a particular individual is not sufficient to establish that the two come from the same individual. The primary reason is that:
63.The accompanying gel diagram shows the bands obtained for a single variable number tandem repeat (VNTR) in evidence obtained at a crime scene (W) and genomic DNA
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Which suspect CANNOT be ruled out as the source of the DNA in the sample? A) suspect A B) suspect B C) suspect C D) suspect D E) All suspects can be ruled out.

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