Table 3

Expected and simulated frequencies of quadrivalent formation
P (preferential pairing)1 0 0.25 0.5 0.75 1
expected freq. quadrivalents 0.667 0.625 0.500 0.292 0.000
simulated freq. quadrivalents2 666828 625628 500039 291589 0

1 The probability that chromosome pairing at the telomeres is preferential (as opposed to random).

2 Results of a simulation of 1,000,000 meioses.

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Voorrips and Maliepaard BMC Bioinformatics 2012 13:248   doi:10.1186/1471-2105-13-248

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