genetic map


noun

an arrangement of genes on a chromosome.

Nearby words

  1. genetic fitness,
  2. genetic immunity,
  3. genetic lethal,
  4. genetic load,
  5. genetic male,
  6. genetic marker,
  7. genetic psychology,
  8. genetic relationship,
  9. genetic screening,
  10. genetic testing

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

noun

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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Medicine definitions for gene map

genetic map

n.

A graphic representation of the genes or mutable sites on a chromosome.

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Science definitions for gene map

gene map

Variant of genetic map.

genetic map

gene map

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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