Centimorgan (cM)
A unit of measure of genetic recombination frequency. One cM is equal to a 1% chance that a marker at one genetic locus will be separated from a marker at another locus due to crossing over in a single generation. In humans, 1 cM is equivalent, on average, to 1 million base pairs. The centimorgan is named after the pioneering (and Nobel Prize winning) geneticist Thomas Hunt Morgan.

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  • centimorgan — [ sɛntɪˌmɔ:g(ə)n] noun Genetics a unit of distance between two gene loci on a chromosome, one centimorgan indicating a one per cent chance that two genes will be separated by crossing over. Origin C20: from centi (denoting a factor of one… …   English new terms dictionary

  • centimorgan — noun Date: 1919 a genetic unit equivalent to 1/100 of a morgan …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • centimorgan — noun (Biology) A length of chromosome in which an average of 0.01 crossover occurs per generation …   Wiktionary

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