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Here is the current status report for availability of plates. Please note that these dates indicate when plates were shipped to each of the distributors; the clones may not be immediately available due to the time needed for replication and quality testing. Except in special cases (see below), clones are not available through I.M.A.G.E directly; please contact the distributors for specific availability.
Due to the high levels of redundancy in the human and mouse MGC collections, clones from those species arrayed for 5' sequencing since October 2002 (production plates LLAM, LLCM, and LLKM) will no longer be routinely available from the IMAGE Consortium Distributors. Please note the following changes, effective October 2002:
- All human and mouse MGC clones have an 8-digit IMAGE identifier to distinguish them from clones arrayed prior to this date, which have 5, 6, or 7 digit identifiers.
- Only human and mouse clones sent out for full-insert sequencing are available from all IMAGE distributors on a routine basis (as before). To see if a particular clone is included in the completely sequenced set, please check here.
- Human and mouse MGC clones not sent out for full-insert sequencing and which are non-redundant (one whose sequence is unique, i.e. no other clone from the same species contains an identical sequence) can still be ordered directly from the IMAGE distributors, but will require additional processing time.