Journal article

A high utility integrated map of the pig genome.

Sean J Humphray, Carol E Scott, Richard Clark, Brandy Marron, Clare Bender, Nick Camm, Jayne Davis, Andrew Jenks, Angela Noon, Manish Patel, Harminder Sehra, Fengtang Yang, Margarita B Rogatcheva, Denis Milan, Patrick Chardon, Gary Rohrer, Dan Nonneman, Pieter de Jong, Stacey N Meyers, Alan Archibald Show all

Genome Biology | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The domestic pig is being increasingly exploited as a system for modeling human disease. It also has substantial economic importance for meat-based protein production. Physical clone maps have underpinned large-scale genomic sequencing and enabled focused cloning efforts for many genomes. Comparative genetic maps indicate that there is more structural similarity between pig and human than, for example, mouse and human, and we have used this close relationship between human and pig as a way of facilitating map construction. RESULTS: Here we report the construction of the most highly continuous bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) map of any mammalian genome, for the pig (Sus scro..

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