Genomic representation of the Hind II 1.9 kb repeated DNA.


The genomic representation and organization of sequences homologous to a cloned Hind III 1.9 kb repeated DNA fragment were studied. Approximately 80% of homologous repeated DNA was contained in a genomic Hind III cleavage band of 1.9 kb. Double digestion studies indicated that the genomic family, in the majority, followed the arrangement of the sequenced clone, with minor restriction cleavage variations compatible with a few base changes. Common restriction sites external to the 1.9 kb sequence were mapped, and hybridization of segments of the cloned sequence indicated the 1.9 kb DNA was itself not tandemly repeated. Kpn I bands which were homologous to the sequence contained specific regions of the repeat, and the molecular weight of these larger fragments could be simply explained. Mapping of common external restriction sites indicated that in some but not all cases the repeat could be organized in larger defined blocks of greater than or equal to 5.5 kb. In some instances, flanking regions adjacent to the repeat may contain common DNA elements such as other repeated DNA sequences, or possibly rearranged segments of the 1.9 kb sequence. It is suggested that although the 1.9 kb sequence is not strictly contiguous, at least some of these repeated sequences in the human genome are arranged in clustered or intercalary arrays. A region of the 1.9 kb sequence hybridized to a mouse repeated DNA, indicating homology beyond the primates.

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