Definitions for "Map unit"
A map unit is a spatial category which contains a vegetation type or group of co-occurring vegetation types. The map unit is commonly an item in a map legend and is delineated on the map by means of one to many polygons. NVIS
a collection of areas defined and named in terms of their soil components or miscellaneous areas or both
a collection of areas defined and named the same in terms of their soil and/or nonsoil areas
In eukaryotic genetics, one map unit corresponds to a recombinant frequency of 0.01.
unit of genetic distance used in chromosomal mapping. Equal to a 1% recombination frequency. Also called a centimorgan after Thomas Hunt Morgan.
An arbitrary unit representing the distance between genes, usually derived from the percentage of recombination, but also defined by the time at which the gene is transferred during conjugation.