Maps of linkage and synteny homologies between mouse and man

Trends Genet. 1989 Mar;5(3):82-6. doi: 10.1016/0168-9525(89)90031-0.


The recent introduction of biochemical and molecular methods for characterizing and mapping genes has dramatically increased the number of homologous genes that have been mapped in more than one species. This review assesses the status of the map of genes whose chromosomal locations have been determined in both mouse and man, evaluates progress towards saturated maps, and illustrates the manner in which this information is now being used in fields as diverse as medical and evolutionary genetics.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Biological Evolution
  • Chromosome Mapping*
  • Genes
  • Genetic Engineering
  • Genetic Linkage*
  • Humans
  • Mice
  • Species Specificity