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Linkage

Linkage
(Science: genetics) tendency for two or more non-allelic genes to be inherited together, because they are located more or less closely 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.


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