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noun Genetics.
the alteration in the expression of a gene or genetic region due to its relocation within the genome as a result of inversion or translocation.
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Origin of position effect

First recorded in 1925–30
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position effect

noun
the effect on the phenotype of interacting genes when their relative positions on the chromosome are altered, as by inversion
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