Recombination frequencies of proximal markers in bacterial conjugation

T. T. Wu*

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Proximal markers close to the selected marker in bacterial conjugation experiments show recombination frequencies varying linearly as the map distance from the selected marker. It is suggested in the present study that the recombination frequencies of distant proximal markers are not always around 50 % and can provide useful information in mating experiments, e.g. for Escherichia coli, existing experimental results indicate that there is only about one cross-over for every ten-minute of the map.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)40-46
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Theoretical Biology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Oct 1967

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Statistics and Probability
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology
  • General Agricultural and Biological Sciences
  • Applied Mathematics


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