A. Jamie Cuticchia

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Development of physical genomic maps is facilitated by identification of overlapping recombinant DNA clones containing long chromosomal DNA inserts. To simplify the analysis required to determine which clones in a genomic library overlap one another, we partitioned Aspergillus nidulans cosmid libraries into chromosome-specific subcollections. The eight A.(More)
We present a method of combinatorial optimization, simulated annealing, to order clones in a library with respect to their position along a chromosome. This ordering method relies on scoring each clone for the presence or absence of specific target sequences, thereby assigning a digital signature to each clone. Specifically, we consider the hybridization of(More)
Based on the principle of dual prediction by segment hydrophobicity and nonpolar phase helicity, in concert with imposed threshold values of these two parameters, we developed the automated prediction program TM Finder that can successfully locate most transmembrane (TM) segments in proteins. The program uses the results of experiments on a series of(More)
In 1991 the Genome Data Base at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine was selected as the central repository for mapping data from the Human Genome Project, and was funded by NIH and DOE under a three year award. GDB has now finished 28 months of Federally funded operation. During this period a great deal of progress and many internal changes have(More)
Recent evidence suggests that infertile males donating semen for intracytoplasmic sperm injection (ICSI) may be at an increased risk of transmitting numerical (predominantly sex chromosome) abnormalities to their offspring. The present study was designed to determine aneuploidy in spermatozoa from oligoasthenoteratozoospermic (OAT) patients undergoing ICSI.(More)
Base frequency, codon usage, and intercodon identity were analyzed in five filarial parasite species representing five Onchocercidae genera. Wucheria bancrofti, Brugia malayi, Onchocerca volvulus, Acanthocheilonema viteae, and Dirofilaria immitis gene sequences were downloaded from NCBI, and analysis was performed using locally designed computer programs(More)
In 1973, scientists assembled at the first Human Gene Mapping Workshop to discuss the 64 human genes mapped at that time. In 1989, the GDB Human Genome Database was created to store information on 1, 700 mapped human genes. Ten years later, as the human genome project closes in on the release of the complete DNA sequence holding as many as 100,000 human(More)
As we prepare for the next 5 years of the Human Genome Project, it is crucial to assess the contribution of informatics to the ultimate success of the project. For the enormous amount of information in the human genome to be useful (see figure), we must be able to access and manipulate it. Databases will provide this facility. The three databases of primary(More)
This unit concentrates on the data contained within two human genome databasesGDB (Genome Database) and OMIM (Online Mendelian Inheritance in Man)and includes discussion of different methods for submitting and accessing data. An understanding of electronic mail, FTP, and the use of a World Wide Web (WWW) navigational tool such as Netscape or Internet(More)
In our previous study of chloroplast (Cp) DNA replication in Chlamydomonas reinhardtii, one D-loop site with its flanking regions was cloned and sequenced. The D-loop site mapped by electron mircroscopy (EM) overlaps with an open reading frame (ORF) potentially coding for a polypeptide of 136 amino acids. In this report, the corresponding D-loop isolated(More)