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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Predicting Chromosomal Locations of Genetically Mapped Loci in Maize Using the Morgan2mcclintock Translator

item Lawrence, Carolyn
item Seigfried, Trent
item Anderson, Lorinda - COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY

Submitted to: Genetics
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: December 21, 2005
Publication Date: March 21, 2006
Citation: Lawrence, C.J., Seigfried, T.E., Bass, H.W., Anderson, L.K. 2006. Predicting chromosomal locations of genetically mapped loci in maize using the Morgan2McClintock translator. Genetics. 172(3):2007-2009.

Interpretive Summary: The positions of loci on recombination-based genetic maps are measured in units that do not convey physical distances. Reported here is a tool that converts genetic map locations to physical (cytological) map positions. Use of this tool enables researchers to merge various maps and map types, helping to generate an integrated overview of the maize genome. The tool is available online at

Technical Abstract: The Morgan2McClintock Translator is a tool enabling the prediction of meiotic pachytene chromosome map positions from recombination-based linkage data using recombination nodule frequency distributions. Outputs from the tool permit estimation of DNA content between mapped loci and help to create an integrated overview of the maize nuclear genome structure.

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