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Title: The genomic organization and evolutionary distribution of a tandemly repeated DNA sequence family in the genus Crocus (Iridaceae)
Authors: Frello, S.
Ørgaard, M.
Jacobsen, N.
Heslop-Harrison, J. S.
First Published: 3-Sep-2004
Citation: Hereditas, 2004, 141 (1), pp. 81-88
Abstract: From a recombinant DNA-library from Crocus vernus, two closely related clones of highly repetitive DNA, pCvKB7 and pCvKB8, were sequenced and their genomic distribution and organization were investigated by Southern and in situ hybridization. The lengths of the clones were 181 and 178 bp respectively; the sequences were approximately 85% identical, and thus belonged to a sequence family, named the pCvKB8-family. No homologous sequences were found in the databases (BLAST made may 2004). The presence of pCvKB8 in 52 Crocus species and six species from other genera were analyzed by Southern hybridization. The sequence family was essentially Crocus-specific. However, the distribution of hybridization signal across the genus showed poor agreement with the taxonomic structure of the Crocus genus, suggesting that the subdivision does not follow the phylogeny of this sequence family. The chromosomal distribution on three Crocus species was essentially identical: tandem organization close to all telomeres and most centromeres, with a few additional intercalary sites.
DOI Link: 10.1111/j.1601-5223.2004.01839.x
ISSN: 0018-0661
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Biology

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