gene linkage

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  • noun

Synonyms for gene linkage

(genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes

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To make this exercise more investigative, students can develop hypotheses based upon their knowledge about the chromosomal theory of inheritance, gene linkage, and crossing over (Brooker, 2005) before they count the F2 generation.
This anorexigenic neuropeptide has a plausible biological role in the regulation of food intake and energy balance, and numerous studies have demonstrated that the SNPs in POMC gene linkage with obesity-related traits.
Gene linkage makes for more practical breeding strategies.
They followed the patterns of inheritance through several generations, developing a genome-wide gene linkage map.
Gene linkage and association studies have pointed to a handful of loci on different chromosomes.