We have generated a high-resolution genetic map, 0.071 cM per backcross animal, of the 13 cM T-H2 region of the mouse Chromosome (Chr) 17. The map contains two phenotypic loci, T and Hst1, 12 RFLP markers, and 24 microsatellite loci. The Hst1 gene was mapped to a chromosomal interval contained within a single 580-kb YAC clone. The FFEH11 YAC is 0.44 cM long and carries, besides the Hst1 gene, five polymorphic DNA markers and recombination breakpoints of six backcross animals. Two candidate genes for Hst1 were identified based on their location and testicular expression. These are Tbp and D17Ph4e. The submilliMorgan map of the T-H2 region revealed significant clustering of (CA)n loci. The clustering, if shown to be a common feature in the mouse genome, may cause gaps in the physical map of the mouse genome.
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