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Release Ten of the Whitehead-MIT genetic map of the mouse

Ert Dredge ert at karlo.wi.mit.edu
Wed May 10 18:54:38 EST 1995


Release Ten of the Whitehead Institute/MIT Genome Center Genetic Map of
the Mouse is now available.  This map consists of randomly-chosen simple
sequence length polymorphisms (microsatellites) that can be analyzed
using the polymerase chain reaction, as described in Dietrich, W., et.
al., Genetics 131:423-447 (1992).

Currently the released map contains 6183 markers.  The markers fall into
20 linkage groups spanning approximately 1400 cM with an average spacing
of less than 0.25 cM.

This data can be obtained in three different ways:

1. Via a World Wide Web browser.  Point your WWW client (e.g., NCSA
   Mosaic, Netscape) at http://www-genome.wi.mit.edu/  This is the
   preferred method.

2. Via internet e-mail using a database e-mail server. Using this
   service you can obtain locus and assay names of mapped SSLPs, the
   forward and reverse primer sequences, the genotypes of the loci on the
   mapping cross, the sizes of the PCR products on selected standard inbred
   strains, and other useful information.  The database can be queried for
   markers meeting a number of different criteria.  For example, you can
   ask for markers by name, by chromosome, or by position on the map.  You
   can even request a list of markers that are polymorphic between two
   mouse strains.

   To obtain copies of the most current e-mail query forms, send a message
   to "genome_database at genome.wi.mit.edu" with either a subject line or
   body text of "help". You will receive instructions and a query form by
   return mail.  Just fill out the form, send it to
   "genome_database at genome.wi.mit.edu", and the answer to your query will
   be mailed back automatically.

3. Via anonymous ftp to genome.wi.mit.edu.  Log in as "anonymous" and
   use your e-mail address as password.  The release can be found in the
   directory /distribution/mouse_sslp_release/apr95/.  The file "README"
   describes the file format and gives other information about the map.

Please address questions and comments to me at the address below.

Ert Dredge
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