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Current knowledge of man-mouse genetic homology is presented in the form of chromosomal displays, tables and a grid, which show locations of the 322 loci now assigned to chromosomes in both species, as well as 12 DNA segments not yet associated with gene loci. At least 50 conserved autosomal segments with two or more loci have been identified, twelve of which are over 20 cM long in the mouse, as well as five conserved segments on the X chromosome. All human and mouse chromosomes now have conserved regions; human 17 still shows the least evidence of rearrangement, with a single long conserved segment which apparently spans the centromere. The loci include 102 which are known to be associated with human hereditary disease; these are listed separately. Human parental effects which may well be the result of genomic imprinting are reviewed and the location of the factors concerned displayed in relation to mouse chromosomal regions which have been implicated in imprinting phenomena.


Journal article


Ann Hum Genet

Publication Date





89 - 140


Animals, Biological Evolution, Chromosome Mapping, Chromosomes, Chromosomes, Human, DNA, Gene Rearrangement, Genes, Genetic Diseases, Inborn, Genetic Linkage, Humans, Mice, Sequence Homology, Nucleic Acid