Morganida

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Morganida

 

a unit of relative (genetic) distance between genes, determined by their crossing-over frequency. One morganida corresponds to a crossing-over frequency of 1 percent. The genetic distance expressed in morganidas represents approximately the physical distance between genes; however, the number of pairs of nucleotides for 1 morganida may vary. The term “morganida” is not used in foreign scientific literature.

REFERENCE

Lobashev, M. E. Genetika, 2nd ed. Leningrad, 1967.
The Great Soviet Encyclopedia, 3rd Edition (1970-1979). © 2010 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.