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DNA Sequence Organization in the Lepidopteran Antheraea pernyi

Efstratiadis, A. and Crain, W. R. and Britten, R. J. and Davidson, E. H. and Kafatos, F. C. (1976) DNA Sequence Organization in the Lepidopteran Antheraea pernyi. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 73 (7). pp. 2289-2293. ISSN 0027-8424. PMCID PMC430533.

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A large fraction of the genome of the lepidopteran Antheraea pernyi consists of interspersed single-copy sequences and repetitive DNA sequences of 300 nucleotide average length. Most of the single-copy sequences are about 800 nucleotides long and a minority are considerably longer. Thus, the organization of the DNA sequences of this insect is similar to that of most higher organisms and different from that of Drosophila.

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Additional Information:Copyright © 1976 by the National Academy of Sciences Contributed by Roy Britten, April 23, 1976 We thank Drs. F. Eden and R. Angerer for helpful discussions, M. Smart for analytical CsCl ultracentrifugation, Dr. J. Nardi for photometric estimates of genome size, Dr. J. Sheppard for counted sperm samples, L. DeLong for valuable technical assistance, and M. Koehler for help with the figures. This work was supported by Grants NSF (BMS722336) and NIH (2ROI-HD 04701-06) to F.C.K., and by NIH Grants (HD-05753) and (GM-20927) and by NSF Grant (BMS75-07359) to R.J.B. and E.H.D. W.R.C. holds a postdoctoral fellowship from the National Institutes of Health (GM-55726).
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NIH Postdoctoral FellowshipGM-55726
Subject Keywords:reassociation kinetics; hydroxyapatite; insect genome; interspersion
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