In Article <1995Nov29.210119.12773 at alw.nih.gov>, bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov
(Bernard Murray) wrote:
> I am considering using inverse PCR to attempt to locate transgenes
>in the mouse genome. Before starting I thought I would pick your
>collective brains on the topic. Is this the technique of choice or has
>it been superceded? Can you use long range PCR to extend well into
>the flanks? What's the longest fragment that has been amplified?. Can
>conventionally purified genomic DNA be used or do special precautions
>have to be taken?
> I have read two book chapters and several original articles
>on the subject but was wondering how things work out at the practical
>level. Any advice/warnings/pointers gratefully received.
>>Bernard Murray, Ph.D.
>bernard at elsie.nci.nih.gov (National Cancer Institute, NIH, Bethesda MD, USA)
I amplified a 1100 bp genomic fragment using inverse PCR. Too much template
and all I could see were smears. Check concentrations of template over a
1000 fold range for the PCR.
J. David Spafford,
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta
jspaffor at gpu.srv.ualberta.ca