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Precise comparisons of mammalian gene maps require common anchor loci as landmarks for conserved chromosomal segments. Using a computer script that automates DNA sequence database alignments, we designed 410 evolutionarily conserved primer pair sequences which are specific for anchor locus gene amplification from any mammalian species' DNA. Primer pairs(More)
Of the nonprimate mammalian species with developing comparative gene maps, the feline gene map (Felis catus, Order Carnivora, 2N = 38) displays the highest level of syntenic conservation with humans, with as few as 10 translocation exchanges discriminating the human and feline genome organization. To extend this model, a genetic linkage map of(More)
Recent advances in gene mapping technologies have led to increased emphasis in developing representative genetic maps for several species, particularly domestic plants and animals. These maps are being compiled with two distinct goals: to provide a resource for genetic analysis, and to help dissect the evolution of genome organization by comparing linkage(More)
A comprehensive male linkage map was generated by adding 359 new, informative microsatellites to the International Equine Gene Map half-sibling reference families and by combining genotype data from three independent mapping resources: a full sibling family created at the Animal Health Trust in Newmarket, United Kingdom, eight half-sibling families from(More)
The cat has one common blood group with two major serotypes, blood type A that is dominant to type B. A rare type AB may also be allelic and is suspected to be recessive to A and dominant to B. Cat blood type antigens are defined, N-glycolylneuraminic acid (NeuGc) is associated with type A and N-acetylneuraminic acid (NeuAc) with type B. The enzyme cytidine(More)
A 5000-rad whole genome radiation hybrid panel is described for the domestic cat, derived from irradiated male feline fibroblasts fused to a recipient hamster cell line. A panel of 93 cell lines has an estimated retention frequency of 0.39 (range 0.13-0.71) based upon PCR typing of 54 feline markers. To test the panel's utility, we determined the order of(More)
A comparative gene map of the horse genome composed of 127 loci was assembled based on the new assignment of 68 equine type I loci and on data published previously. PCR primers based on consensus gene sequences conserved across mammalian species were used to amplify markers for assigning 68 equine type I loci to 27 horse synteny groups established(More)
Previous results showed that loci from human chromosome 17q (HSA17q) map to the centromeric two-thirds of dog chromosome 9 (CFA9). In these studies fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) using a human total chromosome 17 painting probe, indicated that the telomeric one-third of CFA9 must have homology to one or more human chromosomes other than HSA17.(More)
In the present study, we used the African Wildcat (Felis silvestris lybica) as a somatic cell donor to evaluate the in vivo developmental competence, after transfer into domestic cat recipients, of cloned embryos produced by the fusion of African Wildcat (AWC) fibroblast cell nuclei with domestic cat cytoplasts. Cloned embryos were produced by fusion of a(More)