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[Maize] BAC addresses

Ed Coe coee at missouri.edu
Thu Jul 14 13:36:25 EST 2005

Dear Colleagues:
When you are identifying BACs in GenBank submissions or in publications, 
the plate identifier, e.g., 100F14,  is insufficient because it is 
ambiguous between libraries (is the BAC b100F14 or c100F14 or other?).  
This is a crucial distinction for tiling, for sequence, and for targeted 
gene isolation, and unfortunately it is frequently overlooked. 
PLEASE NOTE: the BAC library may carry the prefix b if from the 
Clemson/Arizona B73/HindIII library, or c if from the CHORI B73/EcoRI 
and B73/MboI libraries, or another prefix from another library.  The 
library identity is vital when orders are placed for BACs, and is vital 
in all promulgations of data.
Ed Coe

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