Explain the significance of satellite DNA in DNA fingerprinting technique.

6/9/2016 CBSE

Satellites are short sequences of DNA repeated again and again to form long sequences. Variation in the lengths of these satellite DNA is unique to every human being. This has been helpful in DNA fingerprinting.

DNA fingerprinting is the method followed by scientists to identify particular individuals as per their DNA map.
*DNA fingerprinting is used to identify criminals related to forensic department.
*It is also used to diagnose inherited disorders in prenatal and newborn babies.
*It is used to settle down paternity disputes.
*Individual persons like soldiers can be identified by DNA finger printing

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