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Table 2 Estimated differences in recombination rate and Ne between micro- and macrochromosomes

From: Comparison of linkage disequilibrium and haplotype diversity on macro- and microchromosomes in chicken

Population Rec.micro/Rec.macro Nemacro Nemicro Nemicro/Nemacro
white egg layer 3.20 37.61 26.75 1.41
brown egg layer 4.14 160.31 147.34 1.09
sire broiler line 4.16 813.41 751.68 1.08
dam broiler E5 1.59 249.41 88.03 2.83
dam broiler A3 3.03 1097.47 738.9 1.49
Red Jungle Fowl 2.63 2473.92 1447.01 1.71
Owl Bearded 1.97 876.67 383.86 2.28
Frisian Fowl 3.96 634.39 558.06 1.14
average 2.76    1.63
  1. Differences in recombination rate (Rec.) and effective population size (Ne) between micro and macro chromosomes estimated from fitting LD to the Sved curve. Differences in recombination rates were estimated using same Ne for micro- and macrochromosomes. Conversely, differences in Ne were based on a recombination rate 4.5 times higher in microchromosomes compared to macrochromosomes. This table shows the inconsistencies resulting from sampling different ranges of c while assuming that population sizes are static across generations (assuming that number of generations is 1/(2 c), c in Morgan [22]. See Additional File 4)