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Human Genome News, March 1993; 4(6)


University of California, Berkeley

Drosophila Genome Center
(NIH; established 1992)

Gerald M. Rubin

Gerald M. Rubin
(HHMI, UCB, 510/643-9945, Fax: -9947)
539 LSA Bldg.
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720

Daniel L. Hartl (Harvard University), Christopher H. Martin (LBL), Michael J. Palazzolo (LBL), Allan C. Spradling (Carnegie Institute of Washington, HHMI)


  • Generation of a physical map of the Drosophila melanogaster genome at about 20-kb resolution by STS-content mapping of a P1 library.
  • Integration into the physical map of sites of high biological interest, including known genes, cDNAs, and lethal P-element insertion sites.


  • Preparation of robotically arrayed 10,000-member bacteriophage P1 library for automated screening and contig assembly.
  • Construction of a map (by in situ hybridization against polytene chromosomes) for nearly 1500 P1 clones that will be starting points for contig assembly.
  • Construction of a map (by in situ hybridization) for several hundred P-element insertion sites.


  • Mapped P1 clones.
  • Drosophila strains with mapped single P-element insertions will be deposited in the NSF-funded Indiana Drosophila Stock Center for distribution.
  • Adaptation of the C. elegans database, for management and graphical display of Drosophila data.

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