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Mor·gan

(mōr'găn),
Harry de R., British physician, 1863-1931. See: Morgan bacillus.

mor·gan (M),

(mōr'găn),
The standard unit of genetic distance on the genetic map: the distance between two loci such that on average one crossing over will occur per meiosis; for working purposes, the centimorgan (0.01 M) is used.
[T.H. Morgan, U.S. geneticist, 1866-1945]

map unit

An arbitrary unit for the distance between genes, usually derived from the percentage of recombination, but also defined by the time at which the gene is transferred during conjugation. One map unit corresponds to a recombination frequency of 1%.

mor·gan

(mōr'găn)
The standard unit of genetic distance on the genetic map: the distance between two loci such that on average one crossing over will occur per meiosis; for working purposes, the centimorgan (0.01 M) is used.
[T.H. Morgan, U.S. geneticist, 1866-1945]

centimorgan

A unit of distance between two genes on a chromosome, representing a 1 per cent probability of recombination in a single meiotic event. Named after Thomas Hunt Morgan (1866–1945) the American Nobel-prizewinning geneticist often described as the father of modern genetics.

centimorgan

a measure of the degree of recombination between two genes. One centimorgan is approximately 1000 kilobases. Named after T.H. Morgan. See also genetic map.
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Every person receives half--approximately 3,700 centimorgans of each of their parents' genome--in the form of long strands of identical DNA.
Genetic positions are expressed in Kosambi centiMorgans (cM).
Map distance in CentiMorgans was calculated with Kosambi's mapping function.
Recombination rate estimates were converted to genetic distances in centiMorgans (cM) using the Kosambi mapping function.
in the interest of full disclosure," Siegel said, "since the three of us spoke last, Moment Magazine determined, based on saliva samples, that David and I share 10 centimorgans of DNA, apparently making us fourth cousins, and despite this newly discovered, extremely remote kinship, I shall still strive for fairness.
000 centimorgans (nao encontramos no dicionario) de comprimento, considerando uma unica caracteristica quantitativa, governada por 800 locos com dois alelos cada um.