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Comparative Chromosome Mapping: Rodent Models

  1. Lisa M Davis1,
  2. Melissa C Liechty2,
  3. John C Hozier3

Published Online: 15 SEP 2006

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0005804



How to Cite

Davis, L. M., Liechty, M. C. and Hozier, J. C. 2006. Comparative Chromosome Mapping: Rodent Models. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    eXagen Corporation, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

  2. 2

    Applied Genetics Laboratories, Inc, Melbourne, Florida, USA

  3. 3

    University of New Mexico, School of Medicine, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 SEP 2006


A comparative chromosome map of two species describes the groups of genes and chromosome segments that have maintained physical proximity to each other on a chromosome since the species diverged and throughout subsequent evolution. Usually a comparative map describes the chromosomal homologies between two species using one species as a reference organism for one or more others.


  • gene mapping;
  • high-resolution cytogenetics;
  • linkage groups;
  • rodent models;
  • Zoo-FISH