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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The phenotypes are difficult to define, although recently there has been a huge increase in mapping of Mendelian as well as complex traits using two methods: gene linkage, which can examine the entire genome, and genetic association, which starts with a candidate gene or a set of genes.
They did a gene linkage analysis on families with two homosexual brothers, typing for 22 DNA markers on the X chromosome.
Students routinely generate and analyze for gene linkage the F2 generation of Drosophila dihybrid crosses using chi-square analysis but do not map the genes if they are determined to be linked (College Board, 2001; Mertens & Hammersmith, 2007; Scott, 2001).