Arrayed library

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Arrayed library

(Science: molecular biology) individual primary recombinant clones (hosted in phage, cosmid, yac, or other vector) that are placed in two-dimensional arrays in microtiter dishes.

Each primary clone can be identified by the identity of the plate and the clone location (row and column) on that plate. Arrayed libraries of clones can be used for many applications, including screening for a specific gene or genomic region of interest as well as for physical mapping.

Information gathered on individual clones from various genetic linkage and physical map analyses is entered into a relational database and used to construct physical and genetic linkage maps simultaneously, clone identifiers serve to interrelate the multilevel maps.

Compare: library, genomic library.