Genome Res 1996 Jan;6(1):19-25


A physical map of chromosome 2 of Arabidopsis thaliana.


Zachgo EA, Wang ML, Dewdney J, Bouchez D, Camilleri C, Belmonte S, Huang L, Dolan M, Goodman HM

Department of Genetics, Harvard Medical School, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA.

A yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) physical map of chromosome 2 of Arabidopsis thaliana has been constructed by hybridization of 69 DNA markers and 61 YAC end probes to gridded arrays of YAC clones. Thirty-four YACs in four contigs define the chromosome. Complete closure of the map was not attained because some regions of the chromosome were repetitive or were not represented in the YAC library. Based on the sizes of the YACs and their coverage of the chromosome, the length of chromosome 2 is estimated to be at least 18 Mb. These data provide the means for immediately identifying the YACs containing a genetic locus mapped on Arabidopsis chromosome 2.


MeSH Terms:

  • Arabidopsis/genetics*
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Chromosomes, Yeast Artificial
  • Genes, Plant
  • Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

PMID: 8681135, UI: 96276046