Supplementary Material for: A Method for Generating Selective DNA Probes for the Analysis of C-Negative Regions in Human Chromosomes

Linker-adapter polymerase chain reaction (LA-PCR) is among the most efficient techniques for whole genome DNA amplification. The key stage in LA-PCR is the hydrolysis of a DNA sample with restriction endonucleases, and the choice of a restriction endonuclease (or several endonucleases) determines the composition of DNA probes generated in LA-PCR. Computer analysis of the localization of the restriction sites in human genome has allowed us to propose an efficient technique for generating DNA probes by LA-PCR using the restriction endonucleases <i>Hae</i>III and <i>Rsa</i>I. In silico hydrolysis of human genomic DNA with endonucleases <i>Hae</i>III and <i>Rsa</i>I demonstrate that 100- to 1,000-bp DNA fragments are more abundant in the gene-rich regions. Applying in situ hybridization to metaphase chromosomes, we demonstrated that the produced DNA probes predominantly hybridized to the C-negative chromosomal regions, whereas the FISH signal was almost absent in the C-positive regions. The described protocol for generating DNA probes may be successfully used in subsequent cytogenetic analysis of the C-negative chromosomal regions.