Link to Pubmed [PMID] – 1617216
Mamm. Genome 1992 ; 3(2): 65-72
Ten single, arbitrarily designed oligodeoxynucleotide primers, with 50-70% (G+C) content, were used to amplify by polymerase chain reaction (PCR) sequences with DNA templates from several mouse species (Mus spretus, Mus musculus musculus, and Mus musculus domesticus), as well as DNA from the laboratory rat (Rattus norvegicus). Eight of these ten primers, used either individually or associated in pairs, generated a total of 13 polymorphic products which were used as genetic markers. All of these polymorphic sequences but one were mapped to a particular mouse chromosome, by use of DNA panels prepared either from interspecific backcross progeny of the type (C57BL/6 x Mus spretus)F1 x C57BL/6 or DNA samples prepared from two sets of recombinant inbred (RI) strains (AKXL and BXD). Six rat-specific DNA segments were also assigned to a particular chromosome with DNA panels prepared from 18 rat/mouse somatic cell hybrids segregating rat chromosomes. From these experiments we conclude that, under precisely standardized PCR conditions, the DNA molecules amplified with these arbitrarily designed primers are useful and reliable markers for genetic mapping in both mouse and rat.