Journal article

Large fragments of Plasmodium falciparum DNA can be stable when cloned in yeast artificial chromosomes.

T Triglia, DJ Kemp

Mol Biochem Parasitol | Published : 1991


A major problem in cloning large segments of Plasmodium falciparum DNA is the instability of this very A + T-rich DNA in Escherichia coli. We have therefore investigated whether P. falciparum DNA segments over 100 kb in size cloned in the yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs) are stable. An analysis of EcoRI fragments adding up to 230 kb, or nearly 1% of the P. falciparum genome, showed that sequences cloned as YACs were indistinguishable from the DNA in the P. falciparum genome, showing neither deletions nor rearrangements. Over 400 YACs have been obtained so far with an average insert size between 110 and 130 kb. Screening the YACs with single-copy probes su..

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