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gene mapping

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noun Genetics.
  1. any of a number of methods used to construct a model of the linear sequence of genes of a particular chromosome.
  2. the act of constructing such a model.

Origin of gene mapping

First recorded in 1975–80
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gene mapping in Medicine

gene mapping

  1. The determination of the sequence of genes and their relative distances from one another on a specific chromosome.
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gene mapping in Culture

gene mapping

The process of determining where genes are located on individual chromosomes. (Compare DNA sequencing.)

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