Human fetal muscle cDNA library was screened with a β-myosin heavy chain gene fragment containing Alu sequences. Two cDNA clones AI and BII with 1.8 and 3 kb inserts respectively were chosen for further characterization by means of RNA and DNA hybridization procedures and sequencing. The clones appeared to contain repetitive sequences as well as single copy regions. They are actively transcribed in different stages of myogenic development but not in the liver. DNA sequence analysis of short stretches from both clones revealed no sequence homology to any other published DNA sequences.

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