Faculty Research 1980 - 1989


Analysis of recombination in the centromere region of mouse chromosome 7 using ovarian teratoma and backcross methods.

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Centromere, Chromosome-Mapping, Chromosomes, Crosses-Genetic, Female, Genetic-Markers, Male, Mice, Ovarian-Neoplasms: ge, Recombination-Genetic, Regulatory-Sequences-Nucleic-Acid, SUPPORT-U-S-GOVT-P-H-S, Teratoma: ge, Tumor-Cells-Cultured

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J Hered 1988 Nov-Dec; 79(6):425-9.




Recombination near the centromere of mouse chromosome 7 was studied using data obtained from ovarian teratomas and backcrosses. The recombination percentage for the centromere-Gpi-1 (glucose phosphate isomerase-1) interval was 13.4 +/- 2.6 using the ovarian teratoma mapping method. In a backcross using the Robertsonian translocation Rb(7.18)9Lub (Rb9) as the centromeric marker, the centromere-Gpi-1 recombination percentage was 4.5 +/- 1.3, demonstrating that Rb9 suppresses recombination near the centromere of chromosome 7. The recombination percentage for the Gpi-1-Ldh-1 (lactate dehydrogenase-1) interval was estimated on the LT/Sv mouse genetic background to be 19.0 +/- 2.9 using the ovarian teratoma mapping method, a value comparable to the 15.5 +/- 4.8 reported earlier. On the same genetic background in a backcross segregating for Rb9, the Gpi-1-Ldh-1 recombination percentage was 7.1 +/- 1.6. Another backcross, without the Rb9 translocation but utilizing a different genetic background, produced a recombination percentage for the Gpi-1-Ldh-1 interval of 10.7 +/- 1.5, a value similar to that obtained in the Rb-containing cross. These results suggest that either the recombination suppression in the centromere area caused by Rb9 does not extend to the Gpi-1-Ldh-1 genetic region or, if it does, that the differing genetic backgrounds of these two crosses influence recombination. No recombinants were detected among 410 offspring produced from a backcross mating segregating for Ldh-1 and ru-2 (ruby-eye-2). Thus, the gene order of Ldh-1 and ru-2 on chromosome 7 remains uncertain.

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