A novel restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP) in inbred rats was revealed by Southern blot analysis with a clone arbitrarily chosen from a rat genomic library as a probe. A clone named α403 showed interstrain variations in the length of the EcoRI and HindIII fragments. The EcoRI fragments were either 0.7 or 3 kb, those of HindIII were either 4.5 or 5 kb, and three types were identified as combinations of those fragments in 20 inbred rat strains. These types segregated in backcross progeny as codominant alleles. The locus for the RFLP was thus named A403. Analysis of linkage between the RFLP locus and 13 other loci reveal that the A403 locus was closely linked to the Cs-1 locus (15 ± 5.2%), which belongs to rat linkage group XIII.
- catalase locus
- restriction fragment length polymorphisms
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Molecular Biology