Genetic mapping of the ecotropic murine leukemia virus-inducing locus of BALB/c mouse to chromosome 5

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Science  06 Apr 1979:
Vol. 204, Issue 4388, pp. 69-71
DOI: 10.1126/science.219475


By means of an approach that combined the techniques of somatic cell genetics and Mendelian breeding studies, the inducibility locus, designated Cv, for ecotropic murine leukemia virus in BALB/c mice, was mapped to chromosome 5, 23 units from the locus for phosphoglucomutase-1, with gene order Cv-Pgm-1-Gus. This low-efficiency inducibility locus is therefore not allelic with the chromosome 7 loci previously described for two other mouse strains with high virus inducibility. These studies provide further evidence that endogenous ecotropic viruses represent viral genomes inserted at different chromosomal sites in the various mouse strains.