Construction of high-resolution comparative maps in mammals using BAC-end sequences

Denis Larkin, Harris Lewin

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Whole-genome bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) libraries for ∼40 representative species of mammals provide unique resources for the construction of high-resolution ordered genomic maps, the development of species genetics, and multispecies genome comparisons. Herein we describe procedures to construct high-quality radiation hybrid comparative maps using BAC-end sequences (BESs). This approach has been applied to the construction of ∼1 Mbp resolution porcine-human and cattle-human comparative maps. High-resolution ordered comparative maps built with BESs and whole-genome sequences have been shown to be an invaluable resource for the analysis of mammalian chromosome evolution, and as a backbone for the assembly of whole-genome shotgun sequences.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationPhylogenomics
EditorsWilliam J. Murphy
PublisherSpringer Nature
Number of pages12
Publication statusPublished - 2008

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
PublisherHumana Press
ISSN (Print)1064-3745


  • BAC-end sequences
  • comparative mapping
  • genome analusis
  • radiation hybrid mapping


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