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Author Wilson, Helen E. ♦ Cooke, Howard J. ♦ Thomson, Eric J. ♦ Kipling, David
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Subject Domain (in DDC) Computer science, information & general works ♦ Data processing & computer science
Abstract Three Mus musculus DBA/2 YAC libraries were con-structed using a half-YAC telomere cloning vector. This functional complementation approach yields libraries which include terminal restriction fragments of the mouse genome. Screening all three libraries led to the isolation of 32 independent clones which carry linear YACs containing the mouse terminal repeat sequence, (TTAGGG)n. These YACs provide a resource to isolate regions of the mouse genome close to chromosome termini and excluded from existing conventional YAC libraries. To demonstrate their utility, a hybridization probe was isolated from Mtel-1, the first (TTAGGG)n-containing YAC isolated. This probe detects a-70 kb Kpn \ fragment in the mouse genome which is sensitive to pretreatment with BAL31 exonuclease. A PCR-based genetic marker generated from the sequence of this probe maps 4.4 cM from the most distal anchor locus on chromosome 10 in the EUCIB interspecific backcross. STS primers for this locus, D10Hgu1, were used to isolate YAC 110F4 from a commercially available mouse YAC library. Fluorescence in situ hybridization demonstrates that YAC 110F4 hybridizes to the distal telomere of chromosome 10. Clones in this collection of telomere YACs therefore partially overlap clones in conventional YAC libraries, and thus the previously unavailable terminal regions of the mouse genome can now be linked with the developing mouse STS YAC contig. Genetic markers such as D10Hgu1 allow the ends of the mouse genetic map to be defined, thus closing the map.
Educational Role Student ♦ Teacher
Age Range above 22 year
Educational Use Research
Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study
Publisher Date 1994-01-01