linkage group

noun

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.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/linkage%20group. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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linkage group

noun

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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