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Anim Genet. 1999 Aug;30(4):251-5.

Microsatellite markers from a microdissected swine chromosome 6 genomic library.

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  • 1Department of Biochemistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis 55455, USA.


To develop additional microsatellite (MS) markers in the region of the porcine skeletal muscle ryanodine receptor gene (RYR1), a microdissected genomic library was generated from the proximal half of the q arm of swine chromosome 6. Purified DNA was restriction enzyme-digested, ligated to oligonucleotide adaptors and amplified by PCR using primers complementary to the adaptor sequences. The purity of the amplified products and boundaries of the microdissected chromosomal region were verified by fluorescence in situ hybridization. (CA)n-containing sequences were then identified in a small insert genomic library generated from the PCR-amplified microdissected DNA. Oligonucleotide primers were developed for the PCR amplification of 30 of the 46 (CA)n repeat-containing clones, which were subsequently used to amplify DNA isolated from unrelated pigs of different breeds to determine the informativeness of these MS markers. Twenty-two of these MS markers were genotyped on the University of Illinois Yorkshire x Meishan swine reference population. These 22 markers were all assigned within a 50.7-CM region of the swine chromosome 6 linkage map, indicating the specificity of the microdissected library.

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