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Wanted: Tomato Genomic Library

Fei Wang fwang at molbio.cbs.umn.edu
Tue Aug 17 10:58:18 EST 1993

My name is Fei Wang at the university of Minnesota.  Recently, I have been
working on screening a tomato (Lycopersicon esculentum  cv VF36) genomic library
using a tomato cDNA clone as the probe to pull the corresponding genomic clone.
However, after screening about one million plaques, I still have not found any
positive clones.

I have checked my screening technique by screening a cDNA library in parallell
using the same probe.   IUve got many positive cDNA clones from the cDNA
library.   From this I concluded that my lifting, transfering and the probe were

 From what I can think of, the problems could arise from the following:

a.  I have not screened enough plaques and need to just continue to screen.
Howeg th one million plaques should give 99% chance of getting the clone.

b.  The genomic library I am screening is not representative of the tomato
genome.  The genemic library was constructed by cloning Sau3A digesed tomato DNA
into lEMB1 victor in 1987.  Currently, the titer has dropped to 1* 10 5 pfu/ul.

I would appreciate any comments on the above situation.  
**** I am interested in obtaining another tomato genomic library to screen.  If
anyone has such a library or knows of someone who would be willing to share one
please let me know by email. ********

Fei Wang                  
fwang at molbio.cbs.umn.edu   

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