APPENDIX 6 Human-Mouse Comparative Maps

  1. Michael F. Seldin

Published Online: 1 MAY 2001

DOI: 10.1002/0471142905.hga06s09

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

Current Protocols in Human Genetics

How to Cite

Seldin, M. F. 2001. Human-Mouse Comparative Maps. Current Protocols in Human Genetics. 9:6:A.6.1–A.6.42.

Author Information

  1. Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 1 MAY 2001
  2. Published Print: MAY 1996


Homology relationships between human and mouse genomes are very useful for identifying human or mouse homologs of disease traits that have been mapped in the other species. Conservation of genomic organization in human and mouse has long been recognized; however, detailed systematic examination of these relationships on a genome-wide scale has only recently become possible. This appendix presents tables of comparative genetic maps with homology groups for human and mouse chromosomes, sorted by human position. The map locations of 1416 loci (many of which are genes) have been determined, and at least 181 different conserved linkage groups have been defined. Human loci are arranged from the most telomeric marker on the long (q) arm to the most telomeric marker on the short (p) arm of the human chromosome.