Integration of the genetic and physical maps of the chicken macrochromosomes

J. Smith, I. R. Paton, C. K. Bruley, D. Windsor, D. Burke, F. A. Ponce De Leon, D. W. Burt

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A large amount of genetic mapping information has been obtained in the chicken from the East Lansing, Compton and Wageningen reference populations. Physical mapping information has however, been more limited. We have mapped 14 new clones, both genetically and physically, and all 14 have been assigned to macrochromosomes. The orientation of linkage groups E01C01C11W01 (Chr 1), E06C02W02 (Chr 2), E02C03W03 (Chr 3), E05C04W04 (Chr 4), E07E34C05W05 (Chr 5), E11C10W06 (Chr 6), E45C07W07 (Chr 7) and E43C12W11 (Chr 8) has been established. Here we present integrated maps of the eight macrochromosomes and the Z chromosome of the chicken and correlate genetic with physical distances for chromosomes 1-3 and the Z sex chromosome.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)20-27
Number of pages8
JournalAnimal Genetics
Issue number1
StatePublished - Feb 1 2000



  • Chicken
  • Genetic map
  • Group
  • Integration
  • Linkage
  • Macrochromosomes
  • Physical map

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Smith, J., Paton, I. R., Bruley, C. K., Windsor, D., Burke, D., Ponce De Leon, F. A., & Burt, D. W. (2000). Integration of the genetic and physical maps of the chicken macrochromosomes. Animal Genetics, 31(1), 20-27.