Molecular and General Genetics MGG

, Volume 214, Issue 2, pp 333–342 | Cite as

5S rRNA genes in Pisum: Sequence, long range and chromosomal organization

  • T. H. N. Ellis
  • D. Lee
  • C. M. Thomas
  • P. R. Simpson
  • W. G. Cleary
  • M. -A. Newman
  • K. W. G. Burcham


We have employed a combination of techniques to examine the organization of pea 5S rRNA genes. These include the analysis of length variant interspersion patterns in cosmid clones, sequence analysis, Southern analysis of both conventional gels and field inversion gels and in situ hybridization. From these analyses we conclude that the 5S rRNA genes of pea are arranged in three major tandem arrays which are represented by three large EcoRI fragments and that these correspond to the three sites of in situ hybridization in the haploid pea complement

Key words

Field inversion gel electrophresis In situ hybridization Long range mapping Pea (Pisum5S rRNA genes 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • T. H. N. Ellis
    • 1
  • D. Lee
    • 1
  • C. M. Thomas
    • 1
  • P. R. Simpson
    • 1
  • W. G. Cleary
    • 1
  • M. -A. Newman
    • 1
  • K. W. G. Burcham
    • 1
  1. 1.The John Innes Institute and AFRC Institute of Plant Science ResearchNorwichEngland

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