nucleic acid hybridization
(nu-kle\'ik)
The process of forming a hybrid double-stranded DNA molecule using a heated mixture of single-stranded DNAs from two different sources; if the sequences are fairly complementary, stable hybrids will form.

Microbiology. . 2009.

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