In silco mapping of ESTs from the Turkey (Meleagris gallopavo)

Kent Reed, Todd P Knutson, Stacy B. Krueth, Laura R. Sullivan, Lee D. Chaves

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Sequence similarity was used to predict the position of expressed sequence tags (ESTs) in the genome of the turkey (Meleagris gallopavo). Turkey EST sequences were compared with the draft assembly of the chicken whole-genome sequence and the chicken EST data-base by BLASTN. Among the 877 ESTs examined, 788 had significant matches in the chicken genome sequence. Position of orthologous sequences in the chicken genome and the predicted position of the EST loci in the turkey genome are presented. Genetic assignments suggest a high level of accuracy for the COMPASS predictions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-102
Number of pages22
JournalAnimal Biotechnology
Issue number2
StatePublished - 2005

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Funding Information:
This research was supported in part by grants from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (2001-35205-9494 and 2004-35205-14217).


  • Comparative map
  • EST
  • Turkey


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