Definition of Linkage group

1. Noun. Any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together. "The genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups"

Exact synonyms: Linked Genes
Generic synonyms: Cistron, Factor, Gene

Medical Definition of Linkage group

1. A set of two or more loci that have been shown by linkage analysis to be physically close in the genome but that have not yet been assigned to specific chromosomes. It is rapidly becoming an outmoded term. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Linkage Group

link spams
link state
link time
link topology
link up
link whoring
linkage analysis
linkage disequilibrium
linkage editor
linkage equilibrium
linkage group (current term)
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linked list
linked lists

Literary usage of Linkage group

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Biotechnology of Algae: A Bibliography by Virginia Stone (1992)
"Molecular Studies of linkage group XIX of Chlamydomonas reinhardtii: Evidence Against a Basal Body Location Johnson, DE and Dutcher, SK Source: THE JOURNAL ..."

2. Genetics and Eugenics: A Text-book for Students of Biology and a Reference by William Ernest Castle, Gregor Mendel (1916)
"In another linkage group, no crossovers have been observed between green foliage color and two-celled fruit, as opposed to yellow foliage color and ..."

3. Statistics in Molecular Biology and Genetics: Selected Proceedings of a 1997 by Fran├žoise Seillier-Moiseiwitsch (1999)
"(1996) consider a single linkage group. (The method can be extended to several linkage groups in a straightforward way.) Consider n progeny. ..."

4. An Introduction to Cytology by Lester Whyland Sharp (1921)
"... definitely assigned to the pair of sex-chromosomes; and Morgan further believes that the factors for the two characters of the small linkage group are ..."

5. Molecular Markers in Plant Genome Analysis: Sponsored CRIS/ICAR Projects and by Andrew Kalinski (1995)
"2) Test the loci G in group 3 and Df2 in linkage group 6 with the F and Rjl loci in linkage group II. 3) Determine the genetic recombination frequency ..."

6. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1916)
"they belong to the same linkage group, in both species. Since this happens to be the sex- linked group it means in reality that three corresponding ..."

7. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"... depending on whether only one chromosome pair or linkage group is involved, or more than one, and whether the chromosomes concerned are behaving in ..."

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