Résumé : The rat Chromosome (Chr) 2 harbors several genes controlling tumor growth or development, blood pressure, and non-insulin-dependent diabetes mellitus. We report that the region (2q1) containing the mammary susceptibility cancer gene Mcs1 also harbors the genes encoding cyclin B1, interleukin 6 signal transducer (gp130), and proprotein convertase 1. We also generated 13 new anonymous microsatellite markers from Chr 2-sorted DNA. These markers, as well as a microsatellite marker in the cyclin B1 gene, were genetically mapped in combination with known markers. A cyclin B1-related gene was also cytogenetically assigned to rat Chr 11q22-q23.