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[Chlamydomonas] new molecular markers

Elizabeth Harris chlamy at duke.edu
Fri Aug 12 13:20:42 EST 2005

 From David Stern:

One of the goals of the current Chlamydomonas genome project is to 
saturate the genome with molecular markers, which can be use for 
map-based cloning or other genetic studies. Thanks to earlier work 
from the Mets, Dutcher and Silflow/Lefebvre laboratories, 
supplemented by our own, we compiled a list of 526 markers as 
recently published in Plant Physiology 

We are now pleased to provide with the community with 8,775 
additional markers. These are of several types, but all are based on 
PCR. Each marker is linked to a specific location on a genome 
scaffold, and primer sequences and annealing conditions are given. A 
representative number of each marker type has been tested, leading to 
an estimated total of 9,300 markers that will perform correctly in 
mapping experiments using S1-D2 polymorphisms with laboratory strains.

Please see the web page http://www.chlamy.org/kit.html for further 
information. Basic molecular mapping kits are still being distributed 
by our laboratory. We hope the community will take advantage of these 
resources to further our understanding of Chlamydomonas biology.

Elizabeth H. Harris

Chlamydomonas Center

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