## Figure 6.
Density of recombinations for all autosomes compared to a Poisson model. We scored
the number of recombinations for each of 2,072 chromosomes (all strains; chromosome
X excluded). The mean number is 2.43 recombination breakpoints per chromosome. The
particular distribution assumes all 19 autosomes have a length of about 70 cM and
this simplification accounts for the high Χ
^{2} (125, p << 0.001, 10 df). Of 250 non-recombinant chromosomes observed only 182 were expected.
There are also significantly more chromosomes with an apparent excess of recombinations.
These deviations are of course expected because short chromosomes (<70 cM) will contribute
more non-recombinants and long chromosomes (> 70 cM) will contribute more highly recombinant
chromosomes than predicted by the model.
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