linkage group


Definition of linkage group

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

First Known Use of linkage group

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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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Medical Definition of linkage group

: 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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