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noun Genetics.
a group of genes in a chromosome that tends to be inherited as a unit.
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Origin of linkage group

First recorded in 1935–40

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Scientific definitions for linkage group

linkage group
[ lĭngkĭj ]

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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