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genetic map

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  1. an arrangement of genes on a chromosome.

Origin of genetic map

First recorded in 1955–60
Also called gene map, linkage map.
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British Dictionary definitions for gene map

genetic map

  1. a graphic representation of the order of genes within chromosomes by means of detailed analysis of the DNASee also chromosome map
Derived Formsgenetic mapping, noun
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gene map in Medicine

genetic map

  1. A graphic representation of the genes or mutable sites on a chromosome.
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gene map in Science

gene map

  1. Variant of genetic map.

genetic map

  1. A graphic representation of the arrangement of a gene or a DNA sequence on a chromosome. A genetic map is used to locate and identify the gene or group of genes that determines a particular inherited trait.♦ Locating and identifying genes in a genetic map is called genetic mapping.
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