Medical Definition of Genetic linkage

1. The term refers to the fact that certain genes tend to be inherited together, because they are on the same chromosome. Thus parental combinations of characters are found more frequently in offspring than nonparental. Linkage is measured by the percentage recombination between loci, unlinked genes showing 50% recombination. See: linkage equilibrium, linkage disequilibrium. This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genetic Linkage

genetic fingerprinting
genetic fitness
genetic fixation
genetic gap
genetic gaps
genetic girl
genetic girls
genetic heterogeneity
genetic homeostasis
genetic identity
genetic induction
genetic information
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genetic lethal
genetic linkage (current term)
genetic load
genetic locus
genetic map
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genetic markers
genetic material
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genetic modification
genetic mutation
genetic penetrance
genetic polymorphism

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