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contig

[kən′tig]
(genetics)
A region of chromosome defined by its hybridization to one or more cloned deoxyribonucleic acid fragments from an overlapping array of clones.
(cell and molecular biology)
A group of cloned nucleotide sequences that are contiguous.
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These papers include the development of physical maps using yeast artificial chromosome (YAC) clones and bacterial artificial chromosomes (BACs) and the construction of a rice contig map through a combination of fingerprinting and hybridization.
Contig maps and genomic sequencing identify candidate genes in the Usher 1C locus.