A map of 22 loci on human chromosome 22

Genomics. 1991 Nov;11(3):709-19. doi: 10.1016/0888-7543(91)90079-t.


We constructed a genetic linkage map of the entire long arm of human chromosome 22 with 30 polymorphic markers, defining 22 loci. The map consists of a continuous linkage group 110 cM long, when male and female recombination fractions are combined; average distance between the loci is 5.2 cM. All loci were placed on the map with high support against alternative orders (odds in excess of 1000:1). The order of loci presented in our map is in full agreement with that of the previous linkage maps of chromosome 22 and with the physical assignment of markers. Two markers included in this map, KI-831 (D22S212) and pEFZ31 (D22S32), allowed us to better define the region of the (11;22) translocation breakpoint specific for Ewing sarcoma. Ten additional polymorphic markers were placed on the 22-loci map with odds lower than 1000:1 against alternative locations. In total, we have introduced 29 new markers on the linkage map of chromosome 22.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Chromosomes, Human, Pair 22*
  • Female
  • Genetic Linkage / genetics*
  • Genetic Markers / genetics*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Polymorphism, Genetic*
  • Recombination, Genetic / genetics
  • Sarcoma, Ewing / genetics
  • Sex Characteristics
  • Translocation, Genetic / genetics


  • Genetic Markers