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What does VNTR stand for?

VNTR stands for Variable Number of Tandem Repeats (genetics)

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From the original description of PCR have come variations such as: * real-time or quantitative for measuring the amount of starting DNA present in the sample; * reverse transcriptase for amplifying RNA; * multiplex for amplifying more than one target strand of DNA at a time; * amplification of variable number of tandem repeats (VNTR) and short tandem repeats (STR) is used to analyze a genome and is the basis of DNA fingerprinting databases like CODIS; * touchdown PCR in which the annealing temperature decreases in later cycles to increase the amount of amplification as the assay proceeds; and * methylation-specific PCR which is used to measure methylation of the DNA at cytosine-guanine islands.
To obtain the discrimination needed for outbreak investigations, high-discriminatory molecular methods like pulsed-field gel electrophoresis (PFGE) and multiple-locus variable number of tandem repeats analysis (MLVA) are favorable.