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A method is described for the detection of DNA hybrids formed on a solid support, based upon the pairing of oligonucleotide chemistry and the technologies of electronic microdevice design. Surface matrices have been created in which oligonucleotide probes are covalently linked to a thin SiO2 film. 32P labeled target nucleic acid is then hybridized to this(More)
One variant of a complex satellite DNA of the Bermuda land crab is significantly longer than the average repeat unit of the satellite. The extra DNA in the variant is accounted for by a fivefold tandem amplification of a 0.142-kilobase sequence. The amplified sequence is bounded by a tetranucleotide inverted repeat; the upstream arm of the inverted repeat(More)
A domain exhibiting major sequence divergences among three cloned repeat units of a complex satellite DNA of the Bermuda land crab contains a repetitive polypyrimidine.polypurine segment consisting of a long C.G tract embedded between runs of CCT.AGG and CGCAC.GTGCG and their variations. The domain adopts at least two types of altered conformations that are(More)
Major differences among the sequences of the repeat units of a very complex satellite DNA are located in domains which are sensitive to S1 nuclease under torsional stress, indicating that the domains assume unusual secondary or tertiary structures. Repeat units of the satellite, which accounts for 3% of the DNA of a land crab, have been inserted into pBR322(More)
Sequence analyses show that deletions of 10 and 12 bp occur at homologous sites in a domain that is rich in alternating purines and pyrimidines (Pu/Py) in B42 and EXT, two cloned variants of a complex satellite DNA. A 3-bp deletion occurs 27 bp upstream from the site of the specific deletions in B42 and RU, a third cloned satellite variant that has not(More)
Repeat units of a complex G + C-rich satellite of the Bermuda land crab have been cloned by insertion into either the PstI or EcoRI site of pBR322 or the EcoRI site of pUC9. While most of the recombinants contained inserts of approx. 2.1 kb, the average size of repeat units seen in cellular satellite digests, several inserts were markedly different in size.(More)
One major very highly repeated (VHR) DNA (approximately 7 X 10(6) copies/genome; repeat unit = 156 base pairs (bp)), a family of three minor VHR DNAs (approximately 2.8 X 10(6) copies/genome; repeat units = 71-74 bp), and a number of trace components account for almost 30% of the genome of a hermit crab. The repeat units of the three minor variants are(More)