a group of genes in a chromosome that tends to be inherited as a unit.
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- link motion,
- link trainer,
- linkage disequilibrium,
- linkage editor,
- linkage marker,
- linked list,
- linked rhyme
Origin of linkage group
First recorded in 1935–40
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A pair or set of genes on a chromosome that tend to be inherited together.
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A pair or set of genes that are close to each other on a chromosome and tend to be transmitted together.
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