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Genomics. 1991 Apr;9(4):642-6.

Physical mapping of the genes for three components of the mouse DNA replication complex: polymerase alpha to the X chromosome, primase p49 subunit to chromosome 10, and primase p58 subunit to chromosome 1.

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  • 1Department of Pathology, School of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle 98195.


DNA polymerase alpha and primase are two key enzymatic components of the eukaryotic DNA replication complex. In situ hybridization of cloned cDNAs for mouse DNA polymerase alpha and for the two subunits of mouse primase has been utilized to physically map these genes in the mouse genome. The DNA polymerase alpha gene (Pola) was mapped to the mouse X chromosome in region C-D. The gene encoding the p58 subunit of primase (Prim2) was located to mouse chromosome 1 in region A5-B and the p49 subunit gene (Prim1) was found to be on mouse chromosome 10 in the distal part of band D that is close to the telomere. Current knowledge of mouse and human conserved chromosomal regions along with the findings presented here lead to predictions of where the genes for the DNA primase subunits may be found in the human genome: the p58 subunit gene may be on human chromosome 2 and the p49 subunit gene on human chromosome 12. The mapping of Pola to region C-D of the mouse X chromosome adds a new marker in a conserved region between the mouse X chromosome and region Xp21-22.1 of the human X chromosome.

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