genetic map

  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 genetic map

genetic map

  1. a graphic representation of the order of genes within chromosomes by means of detailed analysis of the DNA: See also chromosome map

Derived forms of genetic map

  • genetic mapping, noun

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Scientific definitions for 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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