R. Flavell, R. Bernards, J. Kooter
Jun 25, 1979
Nucleic Acids Research
Twenty-one cases of beta 0 and beta +-thalassaemia have been analysed by restriction endonuclease mapping. In most cases no deletion in the regions surrounding the beta- and delta-globin genes could be detected. However, in a single Asian case of beta 0-thalassaemia, homozygous clinically, one of the homologous chromosomes contained a beta-globin gene with a deletion of 600 base pairs of DNA and comprising most or all of the 3' end of the structural gene including the EcoRI restriction site within the beta-globin coding sequence.