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Table 1 Characteristics of the genetic linkage maps of Trypanosoma brucei gambiense

From: Genetic analysis of the human infective trypanosome Trypanosoma brucei gambiense: chromosomal segregation, crossing over, and the construction of a genetic map

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   
  1. 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.