A rapid and integrated procedure was developed for the preparation of small DNA restriction fragments ( ≤ 1000 bp) starting from a large cosmid (35,000 bp) containing exogenous DNA. The process is based on restriction enzymatic digestion followed by HPLC separation and fractions collection. All DNA fragments are separated in a single run, detected "on-line" by UV absorption, and straightforward collected with very high recovery. Small fragments can be directly subjected to the sequence procedure, whereas those larger than 1000 bp are redigested with a second enzyme, the fractionated subfragments are separated, ligated to plas-mid vector, and sequenced. A human genomic cosmid of 35,000 bp (26H7) has been chosen as a model.
- DNA restriction fragments
- preparation of
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- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)