Enter the total number of recombinant gametes and the total number of gametes into the Genetic Distance Calculator. The calculator will evaluate and display the Genetic Distance.

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## Genetic Distance Formula

The following formula is used to calculate the Genetic Distance.

GD = RG / G

- Where GD is the Genetic Distance
- #RG is the total number of recombinant gametes
- #G is the total number of gametes

To calculate the genetic distance, divide the number of recombinant gametes by the total number of gametes.

## How to Calculate Genetic Distance?

The following example problems outline how to calculate Genetic Distance.

Example Problem #1:

- First, determine the total number of recombinant gametes.
- The total number of recombinant gametes is given as: 140.

- Next, determine the total number of gametes.
- The total number of gametes is provided as: 250.

- Finally, calculate the Genetic Distance using the equation above:

GD = #RG / #G

The values given above are inserted into the equation below and the solution is calculated:

GD = 140 / 250 = .56

Example Problem #2:** **

For this problem, the variables needed are provided below:

total number of recombinant gametes = 7

total number of gametes = 51

This example problem is a test of your knowledge on the subject. Use the calculator above to check your answer.

GD = #RG / #G** = ?**