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Genome Mapping

  1. Paul H Dear

Published Online: 23 SEP 2005

DOI: 10.1038/npg.els.0005353



How to Cite

Dear, P. H. 2005. Genome Mapping. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Medical Research Council Laboratory of Molecular Biology, Cambridge, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 SEP 2005


Genome maps pinpoint the location of specific features on the chromosomes of an organism. They are essential tools for identifying genes responsible for diseases or traits, for comparing the genomes of different species and for complete genome sequencing.


  • genome map;
  • marker;
  • methods for mapping;
  • comparative mapping;
  • human genome project;
  • genetic linkage mapping;
  • radiation hybrid mapping;
  • HAPPY mapping;
  • physical mapping;
  • fluorescence in situ hybridisation (FISH)