Genome physical mapping from large-insert clones by fingerprint analysis with capillary electrophoresis: a robust physical map of Penicillium chrysogenum. Academic Article uri icon


  • Physical mapping with large-insert clones is becoming an active area of genomics research, and capillary electrophoresis (CE) promises to revolutionize the physical mapping technology. Here, we demonstrate the utility of the CE technology for genome physical mapping with large-insert clones by constructing a robust, binary bacterial artificial chromosome (BIBAC)-based physical map of Penicillium chrysogenum. We fingerprinted 23.1x coverage BIBAC clones with five restriction enzymes and the SNaPshot kit containing four fluorescent-ddNTPs using the CE technology, and explored various strategies to construct quality physical maps. It was shown that the fingerprints labeled with one or two colors, resulting in 40-70 bands per clone, were assembled into much better quality maps than those labeled with three or four colors. The selection of fingerprinting enzymes was crucial to quality map construction. From the dataset labeled with ddTTP-dROX, we assembled a physical map for P.chrysogenum, with 2-3 contigs per chromosome and anchored the map to its chromosomes. This map represents the first physical map constructed using the CE technology, thus providing not only a platform for genomic studies of the penicillin-producing species, but also strategies for efficient use of the CE technology for genome physical mapping of plants, animals and microbes.

published proceedings

  • Nucleic Acids Res

altmetric score

  • 3.25

author list (cited authors)

  • Xu, Z., van den Berg, M. A., Scheuring, C., Covaleda, L., Lu, H., Santos, F. A., ... Zhang, H.

citation count

  • 28

complete list of authors

  • Xu, Zhanyou||van den Berg, Marco A||Scheuring, Chantel||Covaleda, Lina||Lu, Hong||Santos, Felipe A||Uhm, Taesik||Lee, Mi-Kyung||Wu, Chengcang||Liu, Steve||Zhang, Hong-Bin

publication date

  • March 2005