A mapping function for man

D. C. Rao, N. E. Morton, J. Lindsten, M. Hultén, S. Yee

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Assuming a perfect correspondence between the site of crossing-over and an observed chiasma, data on meiosis in the human male are used to estimate a mapping parameter which on average turns out to be intermediate between the Kosambi and Carter-Falconer values, but smaller for acrocentrics. A table is given for converting recombination frequencies to map distances.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)99-104
Number of pages6
JournalHuman heredity
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977
Externally publishedYes


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  • Mapping functions

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    Rao, D. C., Morton, N. E., Lindsten, J., Hultén, M., & Yee, S. (1977). A mapping function for man. Human heredity, 27(2), 99-104. https://doi.org/10.1159/000152856