The gray short-tailed opossum, Monodelphis domestica, is a model species for studying the underlying mechanisms that govern recombination. We have identified a new marker, PI (protease inhibitor), in M. domestica and demonstrate its linkage to AK1 (adenylate kinase 1). The rate of recombination in females of this species is approximately one fifth the rate in males, as might be predicted from the difference in chiasma frequency between the two sexes.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Cytogenetics and Cell Genetics|
|State||Published - May 11 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cell Biology