TY - CHAP A1 - Hope M. Wolf A2 - Oladoyin Iranloye A3 - Derek C. Norford A4 - Pradeep K. Chatterjee ED1 - Pradeep Chatterjee Y1 - 2011-11-25 PY - 2011 T1 - Functionalizing Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes with Transposons to Explore Gene Regulation N2 - This book focuses on the numerous applications of Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes (BACs) in a variety of studies. The topics reviewed range from using BAC libraries as resources for marsupial and monotreme gene mapping and comparative genomic studies, to using BACs as vehicles for maintaining the large infectious DNA genomes of viruses. The large size of the insert DNA in BACs and the ease of engineering mutations in that DNA within the bacterial host, allowed manipulating the BAC-viral DNA of Varicella-Zoster Virus. Other reviews include the maintenance and suitable expression of foreign genes from a Baculovirus genome, including protein complexes, from the BAC-viral DNA and generating vaccines from BAC-viral DNA genomes of Marek's disease virus. Production of multi-purpose BAC clones in the novel Bacillus subtilis host is described, along with chapters that illustrate the use of BAC transgenic animals to address important issues of gene regulation in vertebrates, such as functionally identifying novel cis-acting distal gene regulatory sequences. BT - Bacterial Artificial Chromosomes SP - Ch. 4 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/32443 DO - 10.5772/32443 SN - PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2020-09-23 ER -