BAC (Bacterial Artifcial Chromosomes)
A cloning vector for genomic DNA fragments up to 200 kb in length.
A map of the genome based on overlapping genomic clones, usually cloned in either
YAC or BAC clones.
EST (Expressed sequence tag)
Expressed sequence tag, a single pass short read of complementary DNA (cDNA) that
is generated from a transcribed region of the genome.
A map of the genome based on the linkage of genetic markers.
A gene or an anonymous segment of DNA that exists in multiple forms or alleles that
can be used as a point of reference when mapping the inheritance of a speci±c
chromosomal segment or a genetic phenotype.
A map of the genome determined directly by various methods including cytogenetics,
radiation hybrid analysis and sequencing.
Re±erence Mapping Population
A pedigreed family used to construct a genetic linkage map, usually within a
consortium of laboratories using the same DNA samples and information
RH Mapping Panel
A set of radiation hybrid clones used to construct a radiation hybrid (RH) physical map
of the genome, usually within a consortium of laboratories using the same DNA
samples and information database.
YAC (Yeast Artifcial Chromosomes)
A cloning vector for genomic DNA fragments up to 1 Mb in length.