Contig map
A map depicting the relative order of a linked library of small overlapping clones representing a complete chromosome segment. A contig is a chromosome map showing the locations of those regions of a chromosome where contiguous DNA segments overlap. Contig maps are important because they provide the ability to study a complete, and often large, segment of the genome by examining a series of overlapping clones which then provide an unbroken succession of information about that region.

* * *

a type of physical map composed of overlapping smaller DNA fragments whose order is determined by matching landmarks on the smaller fragments.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Contig — This article is about contig in DNA sequencing. For the contig defragmentation program, see Contig (defragmentation utility). In shotgun DNA sequencing projects, a contig (from contiguous) is a set of overlapping DNA segments derived from a… …   Wikipedia

  • Contig — Contiguous sequence of DNA created by assembling overlapping sequenced fragments of a chromosome. A group of clones representing overlapping regions of the genome. A contig is a chromosome map showing the locations of those regions of a… …   Medical dictionary

  • Map, contig — A map depicting the relative order of a linked library of small overlapping clones representing a complete chromosome segment. A contig is a chromosome map showing the locations of those regions of a chromosome where contiguous DNA segments… …   Medical dictionary

  • map — A representation of a region or structure; E.G., of a stretch of DNA. choroplethic m. a method of mapping to display quantitative information such as death rates in defined jurisdictions (states, counties, etc.) by color coding or shading. [G.… …   Medical dictionary

  • List of genetics-related topics — This is a list of terms related to genetics. NOTOC # * 3 end * 5 end A * Acentric chromosome * Achondroplasia * Active site * Adam s Curse * Adaptation * Adenine * Adenosine * Adenovirus * Adenosine diphosphate (ADP) * Ala * Alagille syndrome *… …   Wikipedia

  • List of genetic engineering topics — NOTOC # 3 end 5 end A Acentric chromosome Achondroplasia Active site Adam s Curse Adaptation Adenine Adenosine Adenosine diphosphate Adenovirus ADP Ala Alagille syndrome Albino Alcoholism Alkylating agent Allele Allele frequency Alleles… …   Wikipedia

  • Genetic screen — This article is about a method to identify the functions of genes. For screening or testing for genetic diseases, see genetic testing. A genetic screen (often known as a phenotypic screen, or shortened to screen) is a procedure or test to… …   Wikipedia

  • XPA — Xeroderma pigmentosum, complementation group A, also known as XPA, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: XPA xeroderma pigmentosum, complementation group A| url = http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/sites/entrez?Db=gene Cmd=ShowDetailView… …   Wikipedia

  • BAAT — Bile acid Coenzyme A: amino acid N acyltransferase (glycine N choloyltransferase), also known as BAAT, is a human gene.cite web | title = Entrez Gene: BAAT bile acid Coenzyme A: amino acid N acyltransferase (glycine N choloyltransferase)| url =… …   Wikipedia

  • PQ tree — A PQ tree is a tree based data structure that represents a family of permutations on a set of elements, discovered and named by Kellogg S. Booth and George S. Lueker in 1976. It is a rooted, labeled tree, in which each element is represented by… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”