gene linkage

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Noun1.gene linkage - (genetics) traits that tend to be inherited together as a consequence of an association between their genes; all of the genes of a given chromosome are linked (where one goes they all go)
hereditary pattern, inheritance - (genetics) attributes acquired via biological heredity from the parents
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
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This anorexigenic neuropeptide has a plausible biological role in the regulation of food intake and energy balance, and numerous studies have demonstrated that the SNPs in POMC gene linkage with obesity-related traits.
Students in both high school and university labs study the genetics of inheritance by analyzing offspring of appropriate Drosophila crosses to determine inheritance patterns, including gene linkage.
They did a gene linkage analysis on families with two homosexual brothers, typing for 22 DNA markers on the X chromosome.