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centimorgan

(ˈsɛntɪˌmɔːɡən)
n
(Genetics) genetics a unit of chromosome length, used in genetic mapping, equal to the length of chromosome over which crossing over occurs with 1 per cent frequency
[C20: named after Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866–1945), US biologist]
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1998) identified a quantitative trait locus for saturated and monounsaturated fatty acid composition of subcutaneous fat located at 18 centimorgans from the centromere on bovine chromosome BTA19.
This represents a substantial improvement over standard mapping strategies, which yield only statistically based confidence intervals on the order of 10 to 30 centiMorgans (cM), corresponding to about 20 to 50 Mb in mice (Glazier et al.
In all cases, the cumulative distance in centiMorgans from the topmost maker is given to the left of each linkage group.
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).