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Genetic linkage

Genetic linkage

(Science: genetics) The term refers to the fact that certain genes tend to be inherited together, because they are on the same chromosome. Thus parental combinations of characters are found more frequently in offspring than nonparental. Linkage is measured by the percentage recombination between loci, unlinked genes showing 50% recombination.

See: linkage equilibrium, linkage disequilibrium.

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linkage and association

What is a real world example of genetic linkage and association in human studies? :) :!: :?:

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by dejavu23
Thu Aug 28, 2014 8:38 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: linkage and association
Replies: 0
Views: 187

Re: Genes in the same linkage group are inherited together?

... here. The order of the genes themselves will remain the same barring genetic events such as deletions, insertions, translocations, or inversions. You can get more information by searching for "linkage disequilibrium" and "genetic hitchhiking".

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by wbla3335
Wed Jul 17, 2013 5:42 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genes in the same linkage group are inherited together?
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Views: 3533

Mendel's law of independent assortment

... does mendel's law of independent assortment relate to crossing over and genetic linkage

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by tatia
Thu Nov 22, 2012 4:41 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Mendel's law of independent assortment
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Views: 3329

Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable

... and almost simultaneously rediscovered them. Bateson coined the term “genetics” for the then emerging science of heredity in 1906. Subsequently ... the simpler and earlier idea of the linear arrangement of genes in the linkage group, and gene assembly similarly confutes the idea of a simple ...

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by PAWahid
Wed May 02, 2012 4:54 am
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Molecular gene (genome) concept scientifically untenable
Replies: 12
Views: 28991

Re: Re:

... as you say, so y chromosome and mtdna is more conservitavie than genetic material. euchromosome obey "Law of linkage and crossing over ", so if a chinese man marry a european womom, the euchromosomes ...

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by jmagicking
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:35 am
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Human evaluation
Replies: 24
Views: 9505
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