Construction of BAC and BIBAC libraries from sunflower and identification of linkage group-specific clones by overgo hybridization. Academic Article uri icon


  • Complementary BAC and BIBAC libraries were constructed from nuclear DNA of sunflower cultivar HA 89. The BAC library, constructed with BamHI in the pECBAC1 vector, contains 107,136 clones and has an average insert size of 140 kb. The BIBAC library was constructed with HindIII in the plant-transformation-competent binary vector pCLD04541 and contains 84,864 clones, with an average insert size of 137 kb. The two libraries combined contain 192,000 clones and are equivalent to approximately 8.9 haploid genomes of sunflower (3,000 Mb/1C), and provide a greater than 99% probability of obtaining a clone of interest. The frequencies of BAC and BIBAC clones carrying chloroplast or mitochondrial DNA sequences were estimated to be 2.35 and 0.04%, respectively, and insert-empty clones were less than 0.5%. To facilitate chromosome engineering and anchor the sunflower genetic map to its chromosomes, one to three single- or low-copy RFLP markers from each linkage group of sunflower were used to design pairs of overlapping oligonucleotides (overgos). Thirty-six overgos were designed and pooled as probes to screen a subset (5.1x) of the BAC and BIBAC libraries. Of the 36 overgos, 33 (92%) gave at least one positive clone and 3 (8%) failed to hit any clone. As a result, 195 BAC and BIBAC clones representing 19 linkage groups were identified, including 76 BAC clones and 119 BIBAC clones, further verifying the genome coverage and utility of the libraries. These BAC and BIBAC libraries and linkage group-specific clones provide resources essential for comprehensive research of the sunflower genome.

published proceedings

  • Theor Appl Genet

author list (cited authors)

  • Feng, J., Vick, B. A., Lee, M., Zhang, H., & Jan, C. C.

citation count

  • 31

complete list of authors

  • Feng, Jiuhuan||Vick, Brady A||Lee, Mi-Kyung||Zhang, Hong-Bin||Jan, CC

publication date

  • January 1, 2006 11:11 AM