UNIT 5.16 Navigating Public Physical Mapping Databases

  1. Lincoln D. Stein

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hg0516s13

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

Stein, L. D. 2001. Navigating Public Physical Mapping Databases. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 13:5.16:5.16.1–5.16.24.

Author Information

  1. Whitehead Institute/MIT Center for Genome Research, Cambridge, Massachusetts

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: MAY 1997


This unit provides concise overviews of the many physical mapping resources available and relates them to the genetic and transcript maps. Useful information on resolution of the maps, how to access them, and how to interpret them is compiled and presented in a clear fashion. Especially useful is a set of detailed protocols describing how to construct an STS marker and how to map it by means of available yeast artificial chromosomes (YACs). An additional protocol describes accessing EST marker maps.