Definition of Centimorgan

1. Noun. (biology) A length of chromosome in which an average of 0.01 crossover occurs per generation. ¹



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Definition of Centimorgan

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Medical Definition of Centimorgan

1. A unit of measure of recombination frequency. One centimorgan is equal to a 1% chance that a marker at one genetic locus will be separated from a marker at a second locus due to crossing over in a single generation. In human beings, 1 centimorgan is equivalent, on average, to 1million base pairs. (13 Jan 1998)

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Literary usage of Centimorgan

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1. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Fran├žoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"In practice, centiMorgan (cM = 0.01M) is more commonly used in genetic mapping. The occurrence of crossovers cannot be observed directly and has to be ..."

2. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"... NIL constructed in a hypothetical species with 20 chromosomes of equivalent 50 centimorgan (cM) genetic map lengths. Of these four markers, ..."

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