In situ hybridizations of fosmids to D. virilis polytene chromosomes. Fosmid DNA was labeled and used for in situ hybridization on denatured polytene chromosomes from D. virilis. Three examples are shown (left to right: contigs 106, 72, 113) demonstrating hybridization to a specific band on the dot chromosome (arrowhead). In some cases, signal is associated with the chromocenter, presumably due to repetitive sequences shared with the band on the dot. In situ hybridizations were performed with at least one fosmid from every contig from the dot chromosome with similar results (data not shown). See Table 1 for the chromosome locations of the other fosmids.
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