Length of centimorgan

Value 1460 kb
Organism Corn Zea mays
Reference Civardi L, Xia Y, Edwards KJ, Schnable PS, Nikolau BJ. The relationship between genetic and physical distances in the cloned a1-sh2 interval of the Zea mays L. genome. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 1994 Aug 16 91(17):8268-72. p.8271 right column 3rd paragraphPubMed ID8058793
Method Genetically, the entire genome of maize contains at least 2061 cM [E. H. Coe, Jr., personal communication in (1983) Maize Newsletter 67, 133-166] (but may be as large as 3000 cM), which encompasses 3x10^6 kb of DNA (Galbraith et al., 1983 PMID 17754551). Therefore, over the entire genome, the value of ? is 1460 kb/cM.
Comments For genome size of 2.4Mb see BNID 105520. Calculating similarly would give 1160kb per cM.
Entered by Uri M
ID 105972