Centimorgan

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The unit of distance in a genetic map is called a map unit and 1 map unit is equivalent to one centimorgan (cM) named after T.H.Morgan[1]. In humans, a centimorgan translates to ~106 DNA base pairs[2].

References

  1. Daniel L. Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo,(2012) Genetic: analysis of genes and genomes, 8th edition, Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones and Bartlett Learning, pg 161
  2. https://www.genome.gov/glossary/index.cfm?id=28
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