- Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) is a laboratory technique for detecting and locating a specific DNA sequence on a chromosome. The technique relies on exposing chromosomes to a small DNA sequence called a probe that has a fluorescent molecule attached to it. The probe sequence binds to its corresponding sequence on the chromosome.
Definition from: Talking Glossary of Genetic Terms from the National Human Genome Research Institute
- A physical mapping approach that uses fluorescein tags to detect hybridization of probes with metaphase chromosomes and with the less-condensed somatic interphase chromatin.
Definition from: Human Genome Project Information
at the U.S. Department of Energy
See also Understanding Medical Terminology.