genetic distance


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genetic distance

  1. (in genetic mapping) the distance (in map units) between loci on a GENETIC MAP.
  2. (in TAXONOMY) a measure of the relatedness between, for example, any pair of populations on the basis of ALLELE FREQUENCIES, DNA sequences or phenotypic traits.
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We also estimated the Cavalli-Sforza and Edwards genetic distance for each pair of populations (Cavalli-Sforza & Edwards, 1967), with the ENA method (DC-ENA) and the INA method ([D.
Estimating the genetic distance assists in studying genetic diversity, a trait that is important for parent selection associated with genetic mapping and for marker-assisted selection in breeding programs (Lapitan et al.
The maternal map consisted of 14 linkage groups with 175 loci, resulting in a total genetic distance of 878.
The modified method produced an identical grouping, which highlights the genetic distance of this accession in relation to the others.
Dendrogram generated by NJ analysis representing the genetic distance among populations of Cydia pomonella.
Based on the genetic distance matrix, a dendrogram was constructed using the unweighted pair-group method based on arithmetic averages (UPGMA) grouping method.
Estimation of genetic distance was according to the method of [31 ]Mohammadi and Prasanna (2003).
The genetic distance calculated between these populations of forest dormouse was 9.