centimorgan


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centimorgan

[′sent·ə‚mȯrg·ən]
(genetics)
A unit of genetic map distance, equal to the distance along a chromosome that gives a recombination frequency of 1%.
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centiMorgan (c": Standard unit of genetic distance on a genetic map, a measure of distance on the chromosomes; does not constitute a fixed number of nucleotides but is determined by how frequently two loci on the same chromosome are separated by recombination.
The amplified DNA was mapped within 3 centimorgan (cM) of mouse IL-1R1 gene but did not show any homology with the mouse IL-1R1 apart from the primer.
2] animals to map a QTL with an effect size of 5 percent, the DNA region that would contain the QTL with 95 percent certainty would encompass 25 centiMorgan (cM) or, for most chromosomes, between 35 and 50 million nucleotides-a region that typically contains hundreds of genes.