Why is RFLP important?
Also question is, what is the purpose of RFLP?
In molecular biology, restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) is a technique that exploits variations in homologous DNA sequences, known as polymorphisms, in order to distinguish individuals, populations, or species or to pinpoint the locations of genes within a sequence.
Similarly, why is RFLP no longer used? The technique uses PCR amplification of the DNA with primers that have a fluorescent label. RFLP analysis may no longer be widely used but it has still been important in establishing our understanding of DNA analysis, while also spurring the development of new, more efficient techniques.
Also Know, what does RFLP measure?
Third, RFLPs can be used to measure genetic divergence between different populations or related species. The restriction-site difference is effectively a DNA difference, so a measure of the total number of RFLP differences represents a measure of genetic difference. Hence RFLPs are important in studies of evolution.
Who invented RFLP?