TABLE 4

Sequence correlates of genomewide variation in recombination rate

5 Mb10 Mb
Sequence featureFemaleMaleSex avg.FemaleMaleSex avg.
GC%−0.20**0.10−0.04−0.23*−0.01−0.14
No. CpG sites−0.050.32***0.16*−0.080.30**0.14
No. CpG islands−0.19**0.25***0.09−0.22*0.24*0.07
Distance to telomere−0.23***−0.46***−0.47***−0.17*−0.60***−0.56***
Motif count−0.020.29***0.15*−0.010.30**0.16
No. RefSeq genes−0.040.16*0.050.110.17*0.10
No. NScan genes−0.060.22**0.080.050.120.02
SINES0.19**0.14*0.12*0.33***0.080.09
LINES−0.08−0.05−0.080.31***−0.04−0.01
LTRs0.28***0.010.110.48***−0.010.12
Poly(A)0.30***0.15*0.23***0.49***0.120.24*
Poly(C)−0.020.15*0.060.090.060.02
Poly(G)−0.040.17*0.090.070.070.02
Poly(T)0.28***0.20**0.24***0.47***0.120.23*
Simple repeats0.32***0.060.18*0.54***0.060.20*
AT-rich repeats0.24***−0.070.040.41***−0.110.05
GC-rich repeats−0.080.25***0.12−0.040.160.04
Satellites−0.16*−0.02−0.09−0.17*−0.08−0.15
Low complexity repeats0.24***−0.040.060.45***−0.070.09
DNA repeats0.30***0.20**0.23***0.43***0.090.16
  • Rank correlation coefficients were calculated in 5-Mb and 10-Mb sliding windows. *P < 0.01; **P < 10−4; ***P < 10−6.