Contig Assembly


The generation of a contig, by overlapping consensus segments within a region of deoxyribonucleic acid, can facilitate the identification of genes and provide the basis for structural and functional analyses. Contigs can be constructed in a directed approach using region‐specific markers or by whole‐genome analysis.

Keywords: contig; restriction mapping; bacterial artificial chromosome; cosmid, P1‐derived artificial chromosome, yeast artificial chromosome, sequence tagged site


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Web Links

Caltech Genome Research Laboratory. Resource for human CIT BAC libraries and BAC end information

CHORI (Children's Hospital Oakland Research Institute) BACPAC Resources. Resource for BAC and PAC genomic libraries, filters and cloning vectors of many different organisms

Clemson University Genomics Institute. Resource for genomic and EST libraries

Ensembl Mouse Genome Server. Genome browser containing mouse map, sequence and analysed genome data

ResGen Invitrogen Corporation. Resource for BAC, PAC and cDNA libraries from many organisms

The Wellcome Trust Sanger Institute. Vectorette end rescue of bacterial clones. Outlines the vecorette bacterial clone end rescue technique and protocols

UK HGMP Resource Centre. Resource of genomic YAC, BAC, PAC and cDNA libraries

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Gregory, Simon G(Sep 2005) Contig Assembly. In: eLS. John Wiley & Sons Ltd, Chichester. [doi: 10.1038/npg.els.0005365]