Length of centimorgan

Value 17000 bp
Organism Plasmodium falciparum
Reference Su X, Ferdig MT, Huang Y, Huynh CQ, Liu A, You J, Wootton JC, Wellems TE. A genetic map and recombination parameters of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Science. 1999 Nov 12 286(5443):1351-3.PubMed ID10558988
Method Inheritance patterns within these 14 linkage groups distinguish 326 map segments, each defined by one or more markers, having an average length of 80 kb. The relative sizes of the linkage groups correlate closely with physical lengths of the chromosomes and span 1556 centimorgans (cM), indicating an average map unit distance of 17 kb/cM. This relation is uniform over the 14 parasite chromosomes.
Comments The centimorgan is equal to a 1% chance that a marker at one genetic locus on a chromosome will be separated from a marker at a second locus due to crossing over in a single generation.
Entered by Uri M
ID 102565