Dictionary > Positional cloning

Positional cloning

Positional cloning is a gene identification method to determine the position of a gene in the genome and not necessarily its function. The chromosomal location is initially determined from linkage analysis and referred to as the candidate region. To further narrow down the candidate region, positional cloning is carried out. Because this is the reverse of how things have been traditionally done, it has also been called reverse genetics.

See also


© Biology Online. Content provided and moderated by Biology Online Editors



You will also like...

Plant Water Regulation
Plant Water Regulation

Plants need to regulate water in order to stay upright and structurally stable. Find out the different evolutionary adap..

An artist depiction of a Precambrian multicellular life form.
The Evolution of Cell Organelles

The nucleus containing the genetic material, DNA, and the mitochondria, well-identified as the "powerhouse of the cell",..

Human Neurology
Human Neurology

Human Neurology deals essentially with the nervous system of humans. It also features the various theories put forward b..

Homo Species
The Homo Species

The evolution of the species of the genus "Homo" led to the emergence of modern humans. Find out more about human evolut..

Wart-like leaf galls on grape leaves
Plant Cell Defense

Plants protect themselves by releasing hydrogen peroxide to fight against fungal invasion. Another way is by secreting c..

Physical growth
Physical Development in Humans

This tutorial elaborates on the physical development of humans, particularly from puberty to adulthood. Read this tutori..

Related Articles...

No related articles found

See all Related Topics