linkage group

noun Genetics.

a group of genes in a chromosome that tends to be inherited as a unit.

Origin of linkage group

First recorded in 1935–40 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

linkage group in Medicine

linkage group


A pair or set of genes on a chromosome that tend to be inherited together.
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linkage group in Science

linkage group


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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