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Rattus norvegicus (n=20 + X + Y) After the house mouse, the rat has the largest number of known linked pairs of genes. Curiously, not the largest number of linkage groups (this falls to the rabbit) because most of the linked genes belong to one system. Some 40 to 45 mutant gene/loci have been described and 35 have featured in studies of linkage and independent assortment. A detailed discussion of the early work in linkage may be found in Robinson (1960); while a general description of most of the mutant genes is provided by Robinson (1965).

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Linkage Group Linkage Study Meiotic Division Rattus Norvegicus Chiasma Frequency 
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