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Human Genome News, May 1992; 4(1)

Markers Available to Mouse Community

More than 750 polymorphic markers for the mouse genome are offered by Research Genetics at economical rates designed to make the markers widely available to the mouse community. Many of these markers were developed at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Genome Center.

Each marker consists of two polymerase chain reaction (PCR) primers that have been mapped to a specific mouse chromosome. The allele size of the PCR product for each marker has been determined for 12 mouse strains; further characterization of additional strains is planned. Markers, consisting of one forward and one reverse primer, cost $20 a pair when sold individually; quantity discounts are available. Each primer, sold under the trade name of MapPairs, is sufficient for 1000 PCR reactions. Over 200 human SSLP (microsatellite) markers are also offered. (Contact: Research Genetics; 2130 Memorial Parkway SW; Huntsville, AL 35801; 800/533-4363; Fax: 205/536-9016.)

Reported by Anne Adamson, HGMIS, ORNL

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