Centimorgan

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The unit of distance in a [[genetic map|genetic map]] is called a map unit and 1 map unit is equivalent to one centimorgan (cM) named after T.H.Morgan<ref>Daniel L. Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo,(2012) Genetic: analysis of genes and genomes, 8th edition, Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones &amp; Bartlett Learning, pg 161</ref>.  
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The unit of distance in a [[Genetic map|genetic map]] is called a map unit and 1 map unit is equivalent to one centimorgan (cM) named after T.H.Morgan<ref>Daniel L. Hartl, Maryellen Ruvolo,(2012) Genetic: analysis of genes and genomes, 8th edition, Burlington, Massachusetts: Jones &amp;amp; Bartlett Learning, pg 161</ref>. In humans, a centimorgan translates to ~10<sup>6 </sup>DNA base pairs<ref>https://www.genome.gov/glossary/index.cfm?id=28&amp;textonly=true</ref>.<sup></sup><sup></sup>
  
 
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Revision as of 17:03, 8 December 2018

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 &amp; Bartlett Learning, pg 161
  2. https://www.genome.gov/glossary/index.cfm?id=28&textonly=true


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