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Definitions and Synonyms of linkage group | Another word for linkage group | What is linkage group?

Definition 1: any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together - [noun denoting body]

Samples where linkage group or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups

Synonyms for linkage group in the sense of this definition

(linkage group is a kind of ...) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

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