Table 1

Characteristics of the genetic linkage maps of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense

Chromosome

Number of markers

Genetic length (cM)a

Physical size (Mb)b

Recombination Frequency (kb/cM)

Average number of crossover events/meiosis


1

10

51.20

0.74

14.53

0.46

2

10

47.60

0.74

15.46

0.42

3

10

46.90

1.25

26.74

0.42

4

12

54.40

1.05

19.30

0.50

5

7

90.60

1.20

13.29

0.74

6

9

42.40

0.94

22.13

0.35

7

7

46.90

1.65

35.08

0.40

8

11

115.60

2.30

19.88

0.95

9

10

73.10

2.10

28.67

0.65

10c

12

76.10

2.50

32.85

1.08

11

21

88.30

3.42

38.76

0.71


Average

24.40

0.61


Total

119

733.10

17.89


aTotal genetic length was calculated by the addition of recombination units between each marker. bPhysical distances were calculated from the T. b. brucei genome sequence [25]. cChromosome 10 is a combination of two linkage groups.

Cooper et al. Genome Biology 2008 9:R103   doi:10.1186/gb-2008-9-6-r103

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