Targeted Cloning of Fungal Telomeres

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Telomeres are the sequences that form the ends of eukaryotic chromosomes and are essential structures that confer genome stability and guide chromosome behavior. In addition, the terminal regions of the chromosomes tend to house genes with predicted roles in ecological adaptation. Unfortunately, however, most fungal genome assemblies contain very few telomeres and, therefore, the identities of genes residing near the chromosome ends are often unknown. In an effort to develop a complete understanding of the organization and gene content of chromosome ends in a number of fungi, we developed efficient methods for the identification and targeted cloning of telomeres. This chapter describes the basic steps and shows exemplary results from the targeted cloning of Epichloë festucae telomeres.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationMethods in Molecular Biology
Number of pages21
StatePublished - 2011

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745
ISSN (Electronic)1940-6029

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
I would like to acknowledge the technical support of David Thornbury. The development of these methods was supported by grants MCB 0653930 and EF 0523661 from the National Science Foundation.

Publisher Copyright:
© 2011, Springer Science+Business Media, LLC.


  • Colony blotting
  • Genome sequencing
  • Southern blotting
  • Subcloning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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