Isolation of large numbers of chromosome 3-specific cosmids containing clusters of rare restriction-endonuclease sites

W. A. Golembieski, S. E. Smith, F. Recchia, A. Judge, V. Shridhar, O. J. Miller, H. Drabkin, D. I. Smith

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Abstract

We tested 519 chromosome 3-specific cosmids for the presence of rare restriction-endonuclease sites in a search for cosmids containing HTF islands. We have identified 49 cosmids (9% of those tested) that contain multiple rare restriction-endonuclease sites. The cosmids were digested with several common cutting restriction endonucleases to liberate small fragments which were tested as unique-sequence chromosome 3-specific hybridization probes and for evolutionary sequence conservation. Unique-sequence hybridization probes isolated from the cosmids were hybridized to a somatic cell hybrid deletion mapping panel to subchromosomally localize the cosmids. Fragments from many of these cosmids demonstrated conservation of sequence through evolution, and these fragments hybridize to distinct transcripts. These cosmids should therefore prove a useful resource for the identification of many chromosome 3-specific genes, in addition to having potential use as linking clones for pulsed-field gel mapping studies.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)581-589
Number of pages9
JournalAmerican journal of human genetics
Volume49
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1991

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Genetics(clinical)

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