Sex-linkage of glucosephosphate isomerase-B and mapping of the sex-determining gene in channel catfish

Cytogenet Cell Genet. 1996;73(4):282-5. doi: 10.1159/000134356.


Sex-linkage of glucosephosphate isomerase-B (GPI-B) was observed in five experimental matings between heterozygous male and homozygous female channel catfish (Ictalurus punctatus). Offspring phenotypes for GPI-B were 40.8% heterozygous male and 43.0% homozygous female, while recombinant offspring were 7.4% homozygous male and 8.8% heterozygous female. Thus, GPI-B and the sex-determining gene (SDG) were linked and had a recombination rate of 16.2%. This linkage was designated I. punctatus linkage group XXIX. The gene-centromere distance (1.66 cM) of SDG, estimated in six gynogenetic families derived from XY females, indicated that SDG resides very close to the centromere. Based on estimates of these genetic distances, a chromosomal order of GPI-B-centromere-SDG was proposed. Additionally, joint segregation of GPI-A and SDG in two experimental matings indicated no genetic linkage between GPI-A and sex. These genetic relationships were compared to those reported in other teleost taxa with regard to evolutionary conservation of ancestral gene arrangements.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, Non-P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Chromosome Mapping / veterinary
  • Crossing Over, Genetic
  • Disorders of Sex Development
  • Female
  • Genes*
  • Genes, Regulator*
  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Isomerase / genetics*
  • Ictaluridae / genetics*
  • Isoenzymes / genetics*
  • Male
  • Sex Determination Analysis*
  • X Chromosome / genetics*


  • Isoenzymes
  • Glucose-6-Phosphate Isomerase