Construction of a human X-chromosome-enriched phage library which facilitates analysis of specific loci

Gene. 1985;33(3):251-8. doi: 10.1016/0378-1119(85)90232-x.


A human X-chromosome-enriched MboI-partial-digest recombinant library in phage lambda Charon30 has been constructed. Twelve out of the thirteen X-chromosome DNA sequences that were tested were present in the library. Most regions were covered in overlapping phage inserts; mean insert size was 13.7 kb. One phage from the library allowed detection of a 225-bp insertion of DNA into a region near the Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) locus. Another recombinant phage represents an expansion of a region which exhibits extensive and varying homology with other human chromosomes, including the Y, as well as with rodent DNA. The present library should have widespread use for examining DNA sequences on the human X chromosome.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Bacteriophage lambda / genetics
  • Base Sequence
  • Cell Line
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Cloning, Molecular
  • DNA / genetics
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • DNA, Recombinant
  • DNA, Viral / genetics
  • Deoxyribonucleases, Type II Site-Specific*
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Humans
  • Muscular Dystrophies / genetics*
  • Nucleic Acid Hybridization
  • X Chromosome*


  • DNA, Recombinant
  • DNA, Viral
  • DNA
  • DNA Restriction Enzymes
  • Deoxyribonucleases, Type II Site-Specific
  • GATC-specific type II deoxyribonucleases