A set of BAC clones spanning the human genome

Martin Krzywinski, Ian Bosdet, Duane Smailus, Readman Chiu, Carrie Mathewson, Natasja Wye, Sarah Barber, Mabel Brown-John, Susanna Chan, Steve Chand, Alison Cloutier, Noreen Girn, Darlene Lee, Amara Masson, Michael Mayo, Teika Olson, Pawan Pandoh, Anna Liisa Prabhu, Eric Schoenmakers, Miranda TsaiDonna Albertson, Wan Lam, Chik On Choy, Kazutoyo Osoegawa, Shaying Zhao, Pieter J. de Jong, Jacqueline Schein, Steven Jones, Marco A. Marra

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Using the human bacterial artificial chromosome (BAC) fingerprint-based physical map, genome sequence assembly and BAC end sequences, we have generated a fingerprint-validated set of 32 855 BAC clones spanning the human genome. The clone set provides coverage for at least 98% of the human fingerprint map, 99% of the current assembled sequence and has an effective resolving power of 79 kb. We have made the clone set publicly available, anticipating that it will generally facilitate FISH or array-CGH-based identification and characterization of chromosomal alterations relevant to disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)3651-3660
Number of pages10
JournalNucleic acids research
Issue number12
StatePublished - 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Genetics


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