classical genetics question

DFU fud01 at doc.mssm.edu
Mon Jul 7 16:43:13 EST 1997

On 3 Jul 1997, Gustavo A. Seluja wrote:

> Perhaps I can get a definite answer to the following question.  Who is
> more genetically similar: 2 brothers or father and son?  Here, I'm
> thinking of nuclear material, and not mitochondrial genome.  Thanks to
> anyone interested in answering this question! (references will be most
> welcome)
> -- 
> Gustavo A. Seluja, MSc
> Bioinformatics Associate
> National Center for Genome Resources
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> Santa Fe, NM 87505
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Theoreticaly, both situations have the same amount of genetic material of
the same origin. However, brothers have more complicated (by 2X 
difference) haplotype than the father and son do. Putting them together,
the father and son are more genetically similar.

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