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P element screens

Denise Signorelli sgnrlli at FREENET.MACATAWA.ORG
Mon Apr 1 15:31:14 EST 1996

Dear Netters,
  For the last five years I have been tracking a mutation from a P 
element screen.  And now it is apparent (at the level of Southern blots) 
that the lesion is not associated with P element hybridizing sequences.  
Has this occurred to anyone else?
  I read of a case where HOBO transposed in a P element screen.  Do other 
transposons do this?  Are there references?  What are your hypotheses on 
the origin of a 1.8Kb insert that does hybridize to P element sequences?
  Any and all suggestions will be appreciated, especially if they come 
with references I can use in my thesis!  To prove to my committee that I 
am not the only cursed individual in the fly world.

Denise Signorelli
grad student
Univ of Ks Med Ctr
As I grow older, I find a startling increase in the number of things I 
know nothing about.

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