Novel restriction fragment length polymorphisms (RFLPs) in inbred rats were revealed with the human N-ras gene as probe. Three fragments hybridizing to the probe were detected by Southern blot hybridization under highly stringent conditions, and one of the fragments showed variation in inbred rat strains. Furthermore, on hybridization under low-stringency conditions, an additional fragment hybridizing to the probe was observed, and this fragment also showed interstrain variation. These two variant fragments showed different distributions in 27 inbred rat strains and segregated in backcross progeny as codominant alleles of independent single autosomal loci. Therefore, the loci for these RFLPs were named Nras-1 and Nras-2, respectively. Analyses of linkages between the RFLPs and 11 other loci revealed that the Nras-2 locus was closely linked to the c locus (3.7±2.6%), which belongs to rat linkage group I.
- N-ras gene
- Rattus norvegicus
- mammalian genetics
- restriction fragment length polymorphism (RFLP)
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Ecology, Evolution, Behavior and Systematics
- Molecular Biology