Restriction Mapping


Deoxyribonucleic acid is partially or completely digested with one or more restriction endonucleases. The generated fragments are separated by size, and then ordered by combinatorial analysis to generate a physical map.

Keywords: agarose gel electrophoresis; physical map; pulsed‐field gel electrophoresis; restriction endonuclease; southern blot hybridization

Further Reading

Bautsch W, Römling U, Schmidt KD, et al. (1997) Long‐range restriction mapping of genomic DNA. In: Dear PH (ed.) Genome Mapping – A Practical Approach, pp. 281–313. Oxford, UK: IRL/Oxford University Press.

Boseley PG, Moss T and Birnstiel ML (1980) 5′ Labelling and poly(dA) tailing. Methods in Enzymology 65: 478–494.

Danna AJ (1980) Determination of fragment order through partial digests and multiple enzyme digests. Methods in Enzymology 65: 449–467.

Römling U, Fislage R and Tümmler B (1996) Macrorestriction mapping and analysis of bacterial genomes. In: Birren B and Lai E (eds.) Nonmammalian Genome Analysis, pp. 165–195. San Diego, CA: Academic Press.

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Tümmler, Burkhard, and Mekus, Frauke(Sep 2005) Restriction Mapping. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005363]