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Linkage disequilibrium

Linkage disequilibrium

(Science: genetics) The occurrence of some genes together, more often than would be expected. Thus, in the HLA system of histocompatibility antigens, HLA A1 is commonly associated with B8 and DR3 and A2 with B7 and DR2, presumably because the combination confers some selective advantage.


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

... 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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Linkage disequilibrium

I understand that alleles located on different chromosomes can be in linkage disequilibrium. How does this occur (the genes are not physically linked). For example, I've ...

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by SheffJoe
Wed Jun 06, 2012 9:52 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Linkage disequilibrium
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Re: Re:

... by strong positive selection, is expected to generate the profile of linkage disequilibrium we have observed (18), establishing that UK industrial melanism in the peppered ...

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by Gavin
Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:13 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
Replies: 71
Views: 24202

Re: Re:

... by strong positive selection, is expected to generate the profile of linkage disequilibrium we have observed (18), establishing that UK industrial melanism in the peppered ...

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by canalon
Wed Nov 09, 2011 1:38 am
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Evolutionists Show of Shutting Down the Debate
Replies: 71
Views: 24202

Re: Linkage equilibrium vs. Linkage disequilibrium?

Is this not a commonly asked question? I've read equilibrium vs. disequilibrium in my book and it just doesn't make sense to me at all. Has anyone heard of this expression?

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by noiseordinance
Wed Feb 17, 2010 4:38 pm
 
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Linkage equilibrium vs. Linkage disequilibrium?
Replies: 1
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