Relationships between chromosomes
Posted 29 July 2010 - 01:19 PM
How are the chromosomes indexed? Is there any ordering relationship between chromosomes?
In other words, is there any evidence that the linkage between two consecutive human chromosomes,
say 4-th and 5-th, larger than the linkage between non-consecutive chromosomes, say 4-th and 20-th?
From what I have read, chromosomes seem to be ordered by their sizes, but they are independent from
each other from the biological point of view.
I am playing with the ideal to map the whole genome into a high dimensional vector space; and I
am wondering whether each chromosome can be used as, more or less, independent dimension. So that
the whole genome will be mapped to a 23-dimensional geometrical structure.
thanks in advance,
Posted 29 July 2010 - 02:22 PM
Posted 29 July 2010 - 08:37 PM
Thus the situation could be quite complex, where different sections one chromosome are associated with different sections of other chromosome