Male technician examines DNA fingerprints

Male technician examines DNA fingerprints

G210/0667 Rights Managed

Request low-res file

530 pixels on longest edge, unwatermarked

Request/Download high-res file

Uncompressed file size: 27.3MB

Downloadable file size: 1.2MB

Price image Pricing

Please login to use the price calculator


Credit: TEK IMAGE/SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY

Caption: MODEL RELEASED. DNA fingerprinting. Male technician examines a DNA sequencing autoradiogram or "genetic fingerprint". A sample of DNA can be taken from body tissue such as hair, blood and saliva. The sample is then segmented with enzymes and a process known as electrophoresis orders the segments by size. The segments are then exposed on X-ray film where they form bands of black bars. Each band represents the position of the four DNA bases which forms the unique genetic code. The banding is unique to each individual and it is this that is known as the "fingerprint". It can be used to prove people are related and can help identify criminals.

Release details: Model release available. Property release not required.

Keywords: analysis of, autoradiogram, biochemistry, biotechnology, dna, dna fingerprinting, dna research, dna sequencing, fingerprint, genetic, genetic fingerprint, genetic research, genetics, scientist, technician

Licence fees: A licence fee will be charged for any media (low or high resolution) used in your project.