Isolation and characterization of two human H1 histone genes within clusters of core histone genes.
Two human H1 histone genes, termed H1.3 and H1.4, were isolated from two cosmid clones. The H1.4 gene is associated with an H2B gene, whereas genes coding for all four core histones are located in the vicinity of the H1.3 gene. This cluster arrangement was found both in the two cosmid clones and on overlapping bacteriophage clones isolated from an EMBL3 library. In continuation of our previous analysis of two human H1 genes, this analysis raises the number of completely sequenced H1 histone genes within clusters of core histone genes to four.