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The condition of two or more genes being located on the same chromosome whether or not there is demonstrable linkage between them.
+ Greek tainiā
; see taenia
syn·ten′ic (-tĕn′ĭk) adj.
(Genetics) the presence of two or more genes on the same chromosome
[C20: syn- + Greek tainia ribbon]
References in periodicals archive
Microsatellites and microsynteny
in the chloroplast genomes of Oryza and eight other Gramineae species.
Because the maize genome is syntenous with other grass genomes, physical maps of the gene-rich regions of the maize genome will be extremely useful for examining microsynteny
of particular regions across grass species.
Examination at the sequence level has revealed considerable microsynteny
among the grasses, but there are some exceptions (Bennetzen et al.