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Unformatted text preview: C) What is the map distance between the body weight gene and the RFLP? Obese individuals 2 and 4 and wild type individual 4 are recombinants, so the recombination rate was 3/10. The RFLP is 30 map units from the gene. D) Are the microsatellite and RFLP linked to each other? If so what is the map distance between them? Yes. In obese individual 2 and wildtype individual 4 there was a recombination between the RFLP and the microsatellite, so the map distance between these two markers is 2/10, or 20 map units . You could also figure this out from knowing that the RFLP is 30 map units from the gene and the microsatellite is 10 map units from it. So the RFLP and microsatellite could have been 20 map units apart (same side of the gene) or 40 map units apart (opposite sides of the gene), but the recombination rate between them and the pattern of recombinants suggest that they are on the same side....
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- Spring '09