Bovine chromosome 4 workshop: Consensus and comprehensive linkage maps

E. Casas, W. Barendse, J. E. Beever, B. M. Burns, S. K. Davis, G. Erhardt, M. Förster, L. Gomez-Raya, E. Kalm, S. M. Kappes, H. Klungland, H. A. Lewin, S. Lien, I. Olsaker, N. Reinsch, M. Schwerin, Y. Song, J. F. Taylor, H. Thomsen, D. I. VågeX. Wu, N. Xu, C. C. Yeh

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The report of the bovine chromosome 4 (BTA4) workshop is presented. Six laboratories contributed a total of 30168 informative meioses from 62 loci. Twenty-two loci were typed by at least two independent laboratories and were used to construct a consensus linkage map of BTA4. The remaining 40 loci were subsequently incorporated into a comprehensive map. The sex-averaged consensus map covered 131.4 cM. The female map was 124-3 cM in length, while the male map was 134.3 cM. The comprehensive sex-averaged map spanned 141.6 cM. The length of the female and male comprehensive maps were 123.1 cM and 156.4 cM, respectively. Average genetic distance between loci was 6 and 2.3 cM for the consensus and comprehensive linkage maps, respectively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)375-378
Number of pages4
JournalAnimal genetics
Issue number5
StatePublished - Oct 1999


  • BTA4
  • Bovine
  • Comprehensive map
  • Consensus map
  • Linkage map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Animal Science and Zoology
  • Genetics

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