Genetic distance differences between sexes?

unknown unknown at medctr.osu.edu
Tue Dec 28 09:45:12 EST 1999

Looking over the genetic distances reported by the Marshfield web server
(http://www.marshmed.org/genetics/), there's a huge difference between
male and female cM distances for STRP markers.  Why should this be, and
doesn't this imply that genetic distance varies widely between
individuals?  Other database servers only report one number, presumably
the sex averaged number.  Is the sex averaged distance of actual
practical value for mapping?  Are there better measures of marker
genetic distance that can be used for mapping?  Can physical distance
measures be used in the current gene mapping programs?

Mike Holloway
holloway at concentric.net

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