Your SlideShare is downloading. ×
Genetics chapter 5 part 1
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in...5

Thanks for flagging this SlideShare!

Oops! An error has occurred.

Saving this for later? Get the SlideShare app to save on your phone or tablet. Read anywhere, anytime – even offline.
Text the download link to your phone
Standard text messaging rates apply

Genetics chapter 5 part 1


Published on

  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

No Downloads
Total Views
On Slideshare
From Embeds
Number of Embeds
Embeds 0
No embeds

Report content
Flagged as inappropriate Flag as inappropriate
Flag as inappropriate

Select your reason for flagging this presentation as inappropriate.

No notes for slide


  • 1. GENETIC AN I NTE G RATE D APPR OAC H A N A LY S I S Chapter 5 Genetic Linkage and Mapping in Eukaryotes Lectures by Kathleen Fitzpatrick Simon Fraser University Mark F. Sanders John L. Bowman Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
  • 2. Genetics CHAPTER 5, PART 1
  • 3. Genetic Linkage and Mapping • Thomas Hunt Morgan won the Nobel Prize for work establishing the chromosome theory of inheritance and also for his role identifying and explaining genetic linkage and recombination • He applied linkage and recombination to genetic mapping 3
  • 4. What we have learned… All genes have been on different chromosomes Allows “Independent Segregation” 1:1:1:1 gamete ratio
  • 5. However, gamete ratios can deviate from 1:1:1:1 Parental gametes
  • 6. Meiosis I Anaphase MetaphaseI I A A a a A A a a or BBb b What will happen if two genes are on the same chromosome? b b BB AB or ab gametes Ab or aB gametes Over all, 1 AB : 1 Ab : 1 aB : 1 ab
  • 7. Meiosis – Two Genes on Same Chromosome Anaphase Prophase II and Metaphase I A A a a BB b b Usually only get AB or ab gamete (1:1 ratio) “Parental-type gametes” Will probably get a low frequency of Ab or aB “Nonparental-type (recombinant-type) gametes” How?
  • 8. Meiosis I; Prophase I
  • 9. The Discovery of Genetic Linkage • William Bateson and Reginald Punnett, in a series of crosses with sweet peas, found evidence of genetic linkage • They crossed pure-breeding purple-flowered, long-pollen plants to white-flowered, roundpollen plants; the purple, longpollen F1 were interbred to produce F2 • The expected 9:3:3:1 ratio was not observed
  • 10. Discovery of Genetic Linkage Pea flower color: Purple (P) is dominant to red (pp) Pea pollen length: Long (L) is dominant to short (ll) F1: PPLL ppll Purple long Parents: Red short All PpLl, (Purple, long) 9 Purple, short: 3 21 Red, long: 3 21 Red, short: F2: Expected Purple, long: Observed 284 1 55 How do you test if an observed ratio is significantly different from expected?
  • 11. Chi Square Analysis Class observed expected O-E (O-E)2 (O-E)2/ E Purple, long 284 9/16 x 381 214.3 69.7 4858 22.6 Purple, short 21 3/16 x 381 -50.4 71.4 2540 35.6 Red, long 21 3/16 x 381 -50.4 71.4 2540 35.6 Red, short 55 1/16 x 381 23.8 973 40.9 31.2 381 Σ = 134.7 df = n-1 = 4-1 = 3 2 P < .01 Chi Square Probability Values DF 3 P= .99 .95 .90 .75 .50 .25 .10 .05 .01 0.114 0.351 0.584 1.212 2.365 4.108 6.251 7.814 11.34 Conclusion? SIGNIFICANTLY DIFFERENT! Traits are not sorting independently!
  • 12. Discovery of Linkage Pea flower color: Purple (P) is dominant to red (pp) Pea pollen length: Long (L) is dominant to short (ll) PPLL ppll Purple long Red short Parents: All PpLl, (Purple, long) F1: F2: Purple, long: Expected 215 Observed 284 Significantly more! 21 Significantly less! Purple, short: 71 Red, long: 71 21 Significantly less! Red, short: 24 55 Significantly more! P and L genes appear to be “linked” together
  • 13. What Bateson and Punnett Concluded • Observation: MORE parental phenotypes, LESS nonparental types • Conclusion: Bateson and Punnett suggested that an unknown mechanism kept the two parental gamete combinations together, which they called “coupling”
  • 14. 5.1 Linked Genes Do Not Assort Independently • Genes located on the same chromosome are called syntenic genes • Syntenic genes so close together that their alleles cannot assort independently are called linked genes • Genetic linkage can be quantified to map the positions of genes on chromosomes
  • 15. Recombination and Syntenic Genes • Alleles of syntenic genes can be reshuffled when crossing over occurs between homologs to produce recombinant chromosomes • Homologs that do not reshuffle alleles under study are called parental chromosomes or nonrecombinant chromosomes • Genetic linkage mapping plots the positions of genes on chromosomes
  • 16. Complete Genetic Linkage • Complete genetic linkage is observed when no crossing over occurs between linked genes; only parental gametes are formed • Some organisms exhibit complete linkage, e.g., Drosophila males have no crossing over • The biological basis for this is unknown Parental gametes
  • 17. Incomplete Genetic Linkage • Incomplete genetic linkage is much more common than complete linkage; in this case a mixture of parental and nonparental gametes are produced
  • 18. Calculating Recombination Frequency • Recombination frequency, expressed as r, is calculated as • Recombination frequency is likely a reflection of the physical distance between two genes r= # or recombinant animals total number of animals
  • 19. Correlation Between Recombination Frequency and Gene Distance • Crossing over occurs at a higher rate between genes that are farther apart, and a lower rate between genes that are closer together Smaller r Bigger r
  • 20. Morgan’s Crosses • Morgan studied the white (eye color) and miniature (wing size) genes • He crossed females pure-breeding for white eyes and small wings (wm/wm) to males that were wild type for both (w m /Y) • The F1 were w m /wm females and wm/Y males
  • 21. Morgan’s F1 F1 Results • Morgan interbred the w+m+/wm females and wm/Y males • A 1:1:1:1 ratio was predicted based on the assumption of independent assortment of the genes • However, Morgan observed many more parental types than recombinant types, suggesting that the genes in question were found on the same chromosome, in this case the X Less than 50%? →
  • 22. Chi-Square Analysis of Morgan’s w, m Crosses • • There are 3 degrees of freedom in this case, and the p value is p 0.005 • Significant?? Yes! Thus the genes are linked!
  • 23. Interpretation of the Results • Morgan suggested that nonparental allele combinations resulted from recombination between the X chromosomes of the heterozygous female parent • He confirmed this explanation with many pairs of X-linked genes in Drosophila Genetics Analysis: An Integrated Approach Copyright © 2012 Pearson Education Inc.
  • 24. Detecting Autosomal Genetic Linkage Through Test-Cross Analysis • Morgan realized that linkage of autosomal genes in Drosophila could be interpreted using a twopoint test-cross analysis • In a test cross, the homozygous recessive parent contributes only recessive alleles • Thus, the alleles contributed by just the dihybrid parent can be examined
  • 25. Crosses with vg and pr • Morgan crossed flies with purple eyes and vestigial (short) wings to wild type and obtained wild-type F1 • The F1 females were then crossed to males that had purple eyes and vestigial wings • The alleles in the female gametes in this cross determined the phenotype in each of the progeny • Offspring produced did not fit the 1:1:1:1 expected ratio
  • 26. Important Conclusions from All of Morgan’s Crosses 1. Genetic linkage is a physical relationship between genes located near one another on a chromosome 2. Recombination occurs between linked genes less than 50% of the time, and greater than 50% of the gametes contain parental allele combinations 3. Recombination frequency varies among linked genes in proportion to the distance between them
  • 27. 5.2 Genetic Linkage Mapping Is Based on Recombination Frequency Between Genes • Morgan recognized that with linked genes, more parental than recombinant progeny occurred and that the recombinant frequency varied among gene pairs • Morgan suggested that closer proximity of genes produced a correspondingly higher frequency of parental allele combinations • Therefore, we can use r values to make a map! 
  • 28. The First Genetic Linkage Map • Morgan’s student, Alfred Sturtevant, realize d that the variations in recombination frequency could be used to determine genetic maps for genes • He used the results of several experiments to create a genetic map for five Xlinked genes
  • 29. General logic for generating the map: 1. Of the genes tested, the pair 3. M is close to v, but more distant from with the smallest w, so y-w-v-m recombination frequency 4. R is very far away from w, and fairly must be the closest in distant from v. This suggests that r is difference (y & w) on the opposite end of the map, so y2. V is more distant from y than w-v-m-r w, suggesting y-w-v You will try this in your homework!
  • 30. Map Units • Recombination frequencies between two genes can be converted into units of physical distance, map units (m.u.) • A map unit is also called a centiMorgan (cM) • By convention, 1% recombination 1 m.u. or 1 cM
  • 31. Example Mapping Problem A homozygous pea plant with purple flowers and long pollen (PPLL) is crossed with a second inbred line with red flowers and short pollen (ppll) How would you show their genotypes using new method? PL pl PL pl What would the F1 look like? PL pl
  • 32. Example Mapping Problem, Cont’ An F1 plant is testcrossed and the following progeny were observed: PL pl pl pl Purple, long 39 Calculate the map distance between the P and L genes. Purple, short 9 Step 1: Write genotypes of parents Red, long 10 Step 2: Write genotypes of kids Red, short 42 # of Progeny
  • 33. Example Mapping Problem, Cont’ PL pl pl pl # of Progeny Note: We are only looking at recombination in the heterozygous parent! Purple, long 39 From mom? PL From dad? pl Purple, short 9 Pl pl Red, long 10 Red, short 42 pL pl pl pl Which are the result of a parental-type gamete? Which are the result of a recombinant-type gamete?
  • 34. Example Mapping Problem, Cont’ # of Progeny Purple, long 39 Purple, short 9 Red, long 10 Red, short 42 These 19 progeny were the result of a recombination between the “P” and “L” genes. # Recombinants Total # of progeny What is the map distance? Recombination % = X 100 = [(9 + 10) / 100] x 100 = 19% The P and L genes are 19 cM apart
  • 35. Final Step: Draw the Map You can then draw a map showing the distance between the two genes 19 cM P L This is Two Point Linkage Analyses
  • 36. Practice Problems! • Chapter 5: 2 & 3
  • 37. Questions?