The filters are labelled at the top left hand corner (Chicken 1, Chicken 2 and Chicken 3). This label serves as an orientation mark. The enclosed sheets [ i, and tables (ii), (iii) and (iv)] provide detailed information about the layout of clones on each filter.


There are three large filters supplied.


Sheet (i) shows a typical 22 x 22 cm membrane with 36,864 spotted clones. Each filter is divided into 6 panels (indicated by 1, 2 ......6 ). The panels are numbered from left to right and eight 384-well plates are gridded, in duplicate, in each panel. Within each panel, numbers 1-24 correspond to the 24 columns and letters A-P are the 16 rows of the eight 384-well plates in the panel. Each dot represents a clone from a single microtitre plate well. A group of 16 dots corresponds to a 4x4 array of duplicate clones from the 8 microtitre plates (8 x 2). Thus each panel consists of 6144 clones (384 x 8 x 2). Table (ii) shows the order of the 8 plates (in duplicate) within each panel on the filter. Panel 1 contains plates 1-8, panel 2 contains 9-16 and so on. This plate order has been maintained on all the membranes, e.g.



The interpretation of positive signal(s) can be done by following the procedure given below:


  1. Identify the membrane on which the positive signal is located (in duplicate).
  2. Use the label position to orientate the filter and identify the panel in which the positive clones are located.
  3. Work out the microtitre co-ordinates of the 4 x 4 array by referring to the row (A-P) and column (1-24) designations.
  4. Within the identified 4 x 4 array determine which plate number contains the positive clone.
    Check that any two signals fall in one of the following patterns:


  1. ChickBAC2

    Use either table (ii) or table (iii) to identify which plate number is giving the positive signal.

  2. Record the coordinates of putative positives by following the convention PLATE-ROW and COLUMN (e.g. 102-M10).
  3. You can then order the clone via our GenomeCube search by add ing the prefix WAU to the plate-row-column coordinates (e.g.WAU102-M10, WAU102-P4)