Construction of a whole-genome radiation hybrid panel for high-resolution gene mapping in pigs

M. Yerle, P. Pinton, A. Robic, A. Alfonso, Y. Palvadeau, C. Delcros, R. Hawken, L. Alexander, C. Beattie, L. Schook, D. Milan, J. Gellin

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We have developed a panel of 152 whole-genome radiation hybrids by fusing irradiated diploid pig lymphocytes or fibroblasts with recipient hamster permanent cells. The number and size of the porcine chromosome fragments retained in each hybrid clone were checked by fluorescence in situ hybridization with a SINE probe or by primed in situ labeling (PRINS) with SINE-specific primers. A strategy based on the interspersed repetitive sequence polymerase chain reaction (IRS-PCR) was developed for selected clones to determine if the large fragments painted by the SINE probe corresponded to one pig chromosome or to different fragments of several chromosomes. This strategy was buttressed by a double PRINS approach using primers specific for α-satellite sequences of two different groups of swine chromosomes. Genome retention frequency was estimated for each clone by PCR with 32 markers localized on different porcine chromosomes. Of the 152 hybrids produced, 126 were selected on the basis of cytogenetic content and chromosome retention frequency to construct a radiation hybrid map of swine chromosome 8. Our initial results for this chromosome indicate that the resolution of the radiation hybrid map is 18 times higher than that obtained by linkage analysis.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)182-188
Number of pages7
JournalCytogenetics and cell genetics
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1998
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics
  • Cell Biology


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