Fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) technique was applied to localize seven clones derived from a porcine (SSC) intestinal directionally cloned cDNA library. The size of the clones ranged from 1.1 to 1.3 kb. Three of the clones corresponded to histidyl-tRNA synthetase (HARS), immunoglobulin alpha (IGA) and lysozyme (LYZ) and mapped to SSC2q28-q29, 7q2.6 and 5p11 respectively. The available human-pig comparative painting data and sequence homology comparisons assisted in a tentative identification of the other three clones as glutathione-S-transferase (GST), glutathione-S-transferase mu (GSTM1) and immunoglobulin lambda gene cluster (IGL@). These clones mapped to SSC14q21, 5q2.4 and 14q22-q23 respectively. The remaining clone representing an EST mapped to 1p24-p25. These localizations contribute to the transcript map in pig and are significant as comparative markers. Difficulties associated with the mapping of small sequences using FISH are discussed.
- Fluorescence in situ hybridization
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