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Chromosomal mapping of canine-derived BAC clones to the red fox and American mink genomes.

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Abstract

High-quality sequencing of the dog (Canis lupus familiaris) genome has enabled enormous progress in genetic mapping of canine phenotypic variation. The red fox (Vulpes vulpes), another canid species, also exhibits a wide range of variation in coat color, morphology, and behavior. Although the fox genome has not yet been sequenced, canine genomic resources have been used to construct a meiotic linkage map of the red fox genome and begin genetic mapping in foxes. However, a more detailed gene-specific comparative map between the dog and fox genomes is required to establish gene order within homologous regions of dog and fox chromosomes and to refine breakpoints between homologous chromosomes of the 2 species. In the current study, we tested whether canine-derived gene-containing bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) clones can be routinely used to build a gene-specific map of the red fox genome. Forty canine BAC clones were mapped to the red fox genome by fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH). Each clone was uniquely assigned to a single fox chromosome, and the locations of 38 clones agreed with cytogenetic predictions. These results clearly demonstrate the utility of FISH mapping for construction of a whole-genome gene-specific map of the red fox. The further possibility of using canine BAC clones to map genes in the American mink (Mustela vison) genome was also explored. Much lower success was obtained for this more distantly related farm-bred species, although a few BAC clones were mapped to the predicted chromosomal locations.

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inserm-00405774 , version 1 (21-07-2009)

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Anna V. Kukekova, Nadegda V. Vorobieva, Violetta R. Beklemisheva, Jennifer L. Johnson, Svetlana V. Temnykh, et al.. Chromosomal mapping of canine-derived BAC clones to the red fox and American mink genomes.. The Journal of Heredity, 2009, 100 Suppl 1, pp.S42-53. ⟨10.1093/jhered/esp037⟩. ⟨inserm-00405774⟩
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