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Recombination Frequency, Map Distance, and CentiMorgans

GENES-ST31HZ

A student is considering a cross in which two physically linked genes are being investigated. The results of the cross yield offspring in the following phenotype classes:

35% Parental type 1
35% Parental type 2
15% Recombinant type 1
15% Recombinant type 2

When reporting the distance between linked genes, which of the following is a correct representation for the distance between two genes that exhibit a 30% recombinant progeny in a given cross?

A

30 map units (mu).

B

30 centiMorgans (cM).

C

Both Choice 'A' and 'B' are correct representations.

D

None of the above are correct representations.