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A set of alleles of different genes that are closely linked on one chromosome and are usually inherited as a unit.

[Greek haplous, single; see haploid + type.]
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a set of alleles inherited by an individual from a single parent
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Noun1.haplotype - (genetics) a combination of alleles (for different genes) that are located closely together on the same chromosome and that tend to be inherited together
genetic science, genetics - the branch of biology that studies heredity and variation in organisms
combination - a collection of things that have been combined; an assemblage of separate parts or qualities
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Most famously, statistically significant percentages of Cohanim (male Jews of putative priestly descent) from Jewish populations around the world share a genetic marker known as the Cohen Modal Haplotype. Traditionalists argue that this fact "proves" the truth of the biblical account that all Cohanim derive from a single male ancestor, namely, Aaron the High Priest, brother of Moses.
(1.) For instance, the Cohen Modal Haplotype has been found among the Bene Israel of India, a group discussed in this volume by Kelly Amanda Train, although without reference to genetic issues.
Y chromosomes traveling south: The Cohen modal haplotype and the origins of the Lemba--the 'Black Jews of Southern Africa.