Jaquelyn M. Craig

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The vast majority of probes used in fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) contain repetitive DNA. This DNA is usually competed out of a hybridization reaction by the addition of an unlabeled blocking agent, Cot-1 DNA. We have successfully removed repetitive DNA from two complex FISH probe sets: a degenerate oligonucleotide-primed polymerase chain(More)
The centromere is a specialized region of the eukaryotic chromosome that is responsible for directing chromosome movements in mitosis and for coordinating the progression of mitotic events at the crucial transition between metaphase and anaphase. In this review, we will focus on recent advances in the understanding of centromere composition at the protein(More)
Pyrocystis lunula is a unicellular, marine, photoautotrophic, bioluminescent dinoflagellate. This organism is used in the Lumitox bioassay with inhibition of bioluminescence re-establishment as the endpoint. Experiments determined if acute changes in pH, salinity, or temperature had an effect on the organisms' ability to re-establish bioluminescence, or on(More)
We describe the generation of a complete set of human chromosome-specific painting probes depleted in repetitive sequences. These probes yield highly specific signals when hybridized without the addition of a blocking agent, such as Cot-1 DNA, and without probe preannealing prior to hybridization. Fluorescent intensities and signal-to-background ratios for(More)
Loss of functional habitat in riverine systems is a global fisheries issue. Few studies, however, describe the decision-making approach taken to abate loss of fish spawning habitat. Numerous habitat restoration efforts are underway and documentation of successful restoration techniques for spawning habitat of desirable fish species in large rivers(More)
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