Abstract

Two globin-related clones isolated from collections of bacteriophages containing unfractionated Eco RI fragments of human and mouse DNA were characterized. Charon3AHs51.1Hbgamma includes 2.7 kilobase pairs of human DNA containing a large part of a fetal gamma globin chain structural gene; Charon 3AMm30.5 includes 4.7 kilobase pairs of mouse DNA related to alpha globin. The human fetal gamma globin gene has within its coding region two intervening sequences of noncoding DNA, IVS 1 and IVS 2, of approximately 1-0 and 900 base pairs. Sequence IVS 1 is located at the position of one of the two intervening sequences occurring in adult globin genes; IVS 2 is located at the position of the other.