Mammalian Genome

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A comparative map of the porcine and human genomes demonstrates ZOO-FISH and gene mapping-based chromosomal homologies

  • L. Frönicke
  • B. P. Chowdhary
  • H. Scherthan
  • I. Gustavsson
Original Contributions


ZOO-FISH with chromosome-specific DNA libraries (CSLs) from individual flow-sorted human chromosomes was applied on porcine metaphase chromosomes to establish segment homology between the pig and human karyotypes. Forty-seven porcine chromosomal segments corresponding to all human chromosomes except the Y were delineated, resulting in a nearly complete coverage of the porcine karyotype. The syntenic segments detected were further confirmed by the gene mapping information available in the two species. A map demarcating physical boundaries of human homologies on individual pig chromosomes is complemented with a detail survey of the physical and genetic linkage mapping data in the two species. The resultant map, thus, provides a comprehensive and updated comparative status of the human and porcine genomes.


Human Chromosome Homologous Segment Porcine Genome Porcine Chromosome Comparative Chromosome Painting 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. Frönicke
    • 1
  • B. P. Chowdhary
    • 2
  • H. Scherthan
    • 1
  • I. Gustavsson
    • 2
  1. 1.Division of Human Biology and Human GeneticsUniversity of KaiserslauternKaiserslauternGermany
  2. 2.Department of Animal Breeding and GeneticsSwedish University of Agricultural SciencesUppsalaSweden

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