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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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I shared more than 50 centimorgans with NPR senior host Robert Siegel and media entrepreneur Laurel Touby.
Congenic mapping of alcohol and pentobarbital withdrawal liability loci to a <1 centimorgan interval of murine chromosome 4: Identification of Mpdz as a candidate gene.
The map distance in centimorgans (cM) was derived on the basis of the Kosambi function (Kosambi, 1944).
Por ejemplo, en el humano y bovino, el numero de cromosomas haploides 23 y 30 y el numero de cromosomas centimorgans (una unidad cuantitativa del gen) es 3300 y 3500, respectivamente.
c) Marshfield sex-averaged map location as measured in Kosambi centimorgans from the top of the short arm of the chromosome (Marshfield website).
1 centimorgans and the microsatellite locus, Xgwm357a, was distal to the scs gene at 6.
6 centimorgans (cM) (1 cM = a 1% rate of recombination during meiosis, or approximately 1 million bp).
The fact that centimorgans turned out in many cases to be additive was taken as evidence for the linear arrangement of genes on chromosomes.
in the interest of full disclosure," Siegel said, "since the three of us spoke last, Moment Magazine determined, based on saliva samples, that David and I share 10 centimorgans of DNA, apparently making us fourth cousins, and despite this newly discovered, extremely remote kinship, I shall still strive for fairness.
We found four pairs of third cousins who share SO centimorgans (cM) and above of DNA, and five pairs of third cousins who share between 40cM and 49.
For comparative purposes, regions were identified by SIM where there was a gap of at least 10 centimorgans between significant intervals.
The genetic map spans 5630 centimorgans (eM), with the number of mapped unigenes ranging from 21 on chromosome 9 to 54 on chromosome 1.