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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Physical Assignments of 68 Porcine Cosmid and Lambda Clones Containing Polymorphic Microsatellites

Authors
item Alexander, Leeson
item Troyer, D - KANSAS STATE UNIVERSITY
item Rohrer, Gary
item Smith, Timothy
item Schook, L - UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA
item Beattie, Craig

Submitted to: Mammalian Genome
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 12, 1995
Publication Date: N/A

Interpretive Summary: A total nuclear DNA (also called a genome) of pigs is made up of 19 pairs of chromosomes. This manuscript describes the isolation and characterization of 68 genetic markers derived from pigs which have been placed on pig chromosomes and a genetic map of the pig genome. A genetic map is a linear array of markers that can be used to define regions of the genome associated with factors (genes) which influence the economic performance of pigs.

Technical Abstract: Two lambda phage and 66 cosmids containing informative porcine microsatellites were assigned to 17 of 18 porcine autosomes and the X Chromosome by fluorescence in situ hybridization. These assignments provide additional physically anchored markers to integrate the porcine physical and genetic maps.

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