Dear Arabidopsis Community
The Arabidopsis thaliana Genome Center (ATGC) at the University of Pennsylvania is pleased to announce the release of new data from our physical mapping and genome sequencing projects. The new information is being made through our WWW site at http://cbil/humgen.upenn.edu/~atgc/ATGCUP.html.
1. SPP Genome Sequencing Consortium
a. The SPP Consortium (Stanford University, Plant Gene Expression Center at the University of California at Berkeley, and the University of Pennsylvania) is contributing to the Arabidopsis Genome Initiative (AGI) and has begun sequencing portions of chromosome 1. The list of the first 20 BAC clones selected for sequencing is now available. Updates will be made available on the progress of sequencing, and of new clones selected for sequencing.
b. Access to the sites of other SPP members, and access to sequence data will be made possible through this site.
2. Chromosome 1 Physical Mapping using IGF and TAMU BAC Clones
New information on chromosome 1 associated BAC clones is also being made available. These lists will be updated regularly.
a. Lists of BACs identified by hybridization with genetically positioned chromosome 1 markers.
b. Lists of BACs identified by hybridization with YAC clones mapped to chromosome 1.
c. End sequences of chromosome 1 associated BAC clones (the first release will be in early November 1996).
d. Lists of BAC clones containing ribosomal DNA, chloroplast DNA, or 180 bp repeat DNA.
3. Other Access to SPP and ATGC Data
The SPP Consortium and ATGC are working with AtDB (http://genome-www.stanford.edu/Arabidopsis/) to permit access of our data through the Illustra-based system.
October 28, 1996