linkage group

noun

: a set of linked genes at different loci on the same chromosome

Examples of linkage group in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web But on rare occasions, chromosomes can break and fuse, leading those linkage groups to mix. Viviane Callier, Scientific American, 17 May 2023

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Word History

First Known Use

1921, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of linkage group was in 1921

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“Linkage group.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linkage%20group. Accessed 26 May. 2024.

Medical Definition

linkage group

noun
: a set of genes at different loci on the same chromosome that except for crossing-over tend to act as a single pair of genes in meiosis instead of undergoing independent assortment

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