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A Drosophila Complementary DNA Resource

Science  24 Mar 2000:
Vol. 287, Issue 5461, pp. 2222-2224
DOI: 10.1126/science.287.5461.2222

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Abstract

Collections of nonredundant, full-length complementary DNA (cDNA) clones for each of the model organisms and humans will be important resources for studies of gene structure and function. We describe a general strategy for producing such collections and its implementation, which so far has generated a set of cDNAs corresponding to over 40% of the genes in the fruit flyDrosophila melanogaster.

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