A physical map of the chicken genome

Wallis, John W and Aerts, Jan and Groenen, Martien A M and Crooijmans, Richard P M A and Layman, Dan and Graves, Tina A and Scheer, Debra E and Kremitzki, Colin and Fedele, Mary J and Mudd, Nancy K and Cardenas, Marco and Higginbotham, Jamey and Carter, Jason and McGrane, Rebecca and Gaige, Tony and Mead, Kelly and Walker, Jason and Albracht, Derek and Davito, Jonathan and Yang, Shiaw-Pyng and Leong, Shin and Chinwalla, Asif and Sekhon, Mandeep and Wylie, Kristine and Dodgson, Jerry B and Romanov, Michael N and Cheng, Hans and de Jong, Pieter J and Osoegawa, Kazutoyo and Nefedov, Mikhail and Zhang, Hongbin and McPherson, John D and Krzywinski, Martin and Schein, Jacquie and Hillier, LaDeana W and Mardis, Elaine R and Wilson, Richard K and Warren, Wesley C (2004) A physical map of the chicken genome. Nature, 432 (7018). pp. 761-764. ISSN 1476-4687. (doi:https://doi.org/10.1038/nature03030) (Access to this publication is currently restricted. You may be able to access a copy if URLs are provided)

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Strategies for assembling large, complex genomes have evolved to include a combination of whole-genome shotgun sequencing and hierarchal map-assisted sequencing. Whole-genome maps of all types can aid genome assemblies, generally starting with low-resolution cytogenetic maps and ending with the highest resolution of sequence. Fingerprint clone maps are based upon complete restriction enzyme digests of clones representative of the target genome, and ultimately comprise a near-contiguous path of clones across the genome. Such clone-based maps are used to validate sequence assembly order, supply long-range linking information for assembled sequences, anchor sequences to the genetic map and provide templates for closing gaps. Fingerprint maps are also a critical resource for subsequent functional genomic studies, because they provide a redundant and ordered sampling of the genome with clones. In an accompanying paper we describe the draft genome sequence of the chicken, Gallus gallus, the first species sequenced that is both a model organism and a global food source. Here we present a clone-based physical map of the chicken genome at 20-fold coverage, containing 260 contigs of overlapping clones. This map represents approximately 91% of the chicken genome and enables identification of chicken clones aligned to positions in other sequenced genomes.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled keywords: chicken genome; BAC clones; integration; sequence; software; linkage
Subjects: Q Science > QH Natural history > QH426 Genetics
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Biosciences > Biomedical Research Group
Depositing User: M. Romanov
Date Deposited: 12 Dec 2013 16:51 UTC
Last Modified: 26 Apr 2018 10:02 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/37558 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Romanov, Michael N: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3584-4644
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