map unit

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map unit

[′map ‚yü·nət]
(genetics)
A measure of genetic distance corresponding to a recombination frequency of 1% or 1 centriMorgan (cM).
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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It is the second dedicated health record linkage unit to be established in Australia.
The records that related to the same patients from the ICu clinical, hmDS and mortality databases were linked together into a single cumulative file by the Western Australian Data Linkage unit (DLU) using probabilistic linkage (Automatch 4.1; matchware Technologies, Inc, Silver Spring, mD).