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Researchers Create Physical Map of Drosophila buzzatii Genome

NEW YORK, July 4 (GenomeWeb News) - An international team of researchers have created the first detailed physical map of the Drosophila buzzatii genome, the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona said last week.


According to UAB, the researchers first created a genomic library of more than 18,000 random fragments of the fly's genome inserted into bacterial cells. The fragments were then arranged in the same order and position as they occur in the genome using fingerprinting and hybridization techniques.


The map, which was created by investigators from UAB, the Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute, the Genome Sciences Centre in Vancouver, and the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, was published in the June issue of Genome Research.

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