## Figure 5.
Density of recombinations for all autosomes compared to a Poisson model. We scored
the number of recombinations for each of 2072 chromosomes (all strains; Chr X excluded).
The mean number is 2.43 recombination breakpoints per chromosome. The particular distribution
assumes all 19 autosomes have a length of about 70 cM and this simplification accounts
for the high. Χ
^{2} (125, P << 0.001, 10 df). Two hundred and fifty non-recombinant chromosomes were
observed but only 182 were expected. There are also significantly more chromosomes
with an apparent excess of recombinations. These deviations are of course expected
because short chromosomes (<70 cM) will contribute more non-recombinants and long
chromosomes (>70 cM) will contribute more highly recombinant chromosomes than predicted
by the model.
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