Gene Mapping

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    Abstract

    Gene mapping is a powerful tool that allows geneticists to identify genes that cause Mendelian disease, pinpoint loci for beneficial traits, and to compile and refine reference genomes for any species. This field of research begun with the first identification of co-inheritance of traits, through to linkage analysis, accelerating with the Human Genome Project, and still applicable in the current age of next-generation sequencing. Gene mapping has proven to be a high yield technique with both clinical and agricultural benefits.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationEncyclopedia of bioinformatics and computational biology
    EditorsShoba Ranganathan, Michael Gribskov, Kenta Nakai, Christian Schönbach, Bruno Gaeta
    Place of PublicationOxford
    PublisherAcademic Press
    Pages242-250
    Number of pages9
    Volume2
    ISBN (Print)9780128114322, 9780128114148
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2019

    Keywords

    • Crossover
    • Gene
    • Genetic marker
    • Inheritance
    • Linkage
    • Loci
    • Lod score
    • Mendelian
    • Recombination

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