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transgene survey update

Bill Kelly bkelly at biology.emory.edu
Wed Feb 13 13:37:22 EST 2002

Thanks to all of you who responded to my survey request about 
integrated transgenes.
Although the response wasn't huge, I think the numbers (below) thus 
far indicate a significant bias of X-linked integration events, as 
well as another smaller enrichment on LG V. The X-linked bias 
probably reflects the discovery by Valerie Reinke and Stuart Kim that 
there are few, if any, "germline intrinsic" genes on the X, which may 
create a bias for non-deleterious (and therefore recoverable) events 
on the X during meiosis.  In any case, I'll continue to collect any 
information that still comes in, so info on any UV or gamma lines out 
there is still welcome!
And now, as they say in NPR-- let's do the numbers:
LG I: 5 lines
LG II: 6 lines
LG III: 3 lines
LG IV: 5 lines
LG V: 13 lines
LG X: 20 lines

Bill Kelly
William G. Kelly, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Biology
Biology Department
Emory University
1510 Clifton Rd
Atlanta, GA  30322
phone:  office 404-727-6461
         lab    404-727-4580
e-mail: bkelly at biology.emory.edu
fax: 404-727-2880

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