Genome walking

Frances M. Shapter, Daniel L E Waters

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Genome walking is a method for determining the DNA sequence of unknown genomic regions flanking a region of known DNA sequence. The Genome walking has the potential to capture 6-7 kb of sequence in a single round. Ideal for identifying gene promoter regions where only the coding region. Genome walking also has significant utility for capturing homologous genes in new species when there are areas in the target gene with strong sequence conservation to the characterized species. The increasing use of next-generation sequencing technologies will see the principles of genome walking adapted to in silico methods. However, for smaller projects, PCR-based genome walking will remain an efficient method of characterizing unknown flanking sequence.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationCereal Genomics
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
EditorsR. Henry, A. Furtado
Place of PublicationTotowa, NJ
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages14
ISBN (Electronic)9781627037150
ISBN (Print)9781627037143
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

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