How can the concept of recombination frequency be used in genetic mapping?

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Genetic mapping is the determination of the location of the genes in a chromosome. By determining the recombination frequency between several different linked genes it is possible to estimate the distance between them in the chromosome. For example, if a gene A has a recombination frequency of 20% with the gene B, this gene B has recombination frequency of 5% with the gene C and this gene C has recombination frequency of 15% with the gene A, it is possible to assert that the gene A is 20 centimorgans distant from the gene B and that between them lies the gene C at 15 centimorgans of distance from the gene A.


Dipti KC
May 27, 2023
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