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Centimorgan
also called "map unit" and has one more synonym

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  1. a unit of recombinant frequency in genetics

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  2. In genetics, a centimorgan (abbreviated cM) or map unit (m.u.) is a unit of recombinant frequency for measuring genetic linkage

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  3. often used to imply distance along a chromosome

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  4. The number of base-pairs it corresponds to varies widely across the genome (different regions of a chromosome have different propensities towards crossover), and is about 1 million base pairs in humans

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  5. equal to a 1% chance that a marker at one genetic locus on a chromosome will be separated from a marker at a second locus due to crossing over in a single generation

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  6. P. falciparum has an average recombination distance of ~15 kb per centimorgan: markers separated by 15 kb of DNA (15,000 nucleotides) have a 1% chance of being separated by crossing over in a single generation

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