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 (dĭs-ē′kwə-lĭb′rē-əm, -ĕk′wə-)
Loss or lack of stability or equilibrium.


(Economics) a loss or absence of equilibrium, esp in an economy


(dɪsˌi kwəˈlɪb ri əm, ˌdɪs i-)

lack of equilibrium; imbalance.
[1830–40; dis-1 + equilibrium]
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Noun1.disequilibrium - loss of equilibrium attributable to an unstable situation in which some forces outweigh others
situation, state of affairs - the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt
imbalance, unbalance, instability - a lack of balance or state of disequilibrium; "a hormonal imbalance"
equilibrium - a stable situation in which forces cancel one another


[ˌdɪsiːkwɪˈlɪbrɪəm] Ndesequilibrio m
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Linkage disequilibrium and inference of ancestral recombination in 538 single-nucleotide polymorphism clusters across the human genome.
The primary goal was to provide a comprehensive, overall view of these loci with regard to nucleotide sequence diversity, neutrality selection, linkage disequilibrium, and recombination at an important region of wheat.
Clines in the six allozyme markers are highly concordant and also coincide with other quantitative traits; all markers and traits are in significant linkage disequilibrium with each other (Szymura and Barton 1986, 1991; Sanderson et al.
This analysis identified many CNVs in linkage disequilibrium with flanking sequence.
Linkage disequilibrium between SNPs was assessed with EMLD software (Qiging Huang, University of Texas, Houston, TX; https://cge.
THE PRESENCE of linkage disequilibrium between molecular markers and QTL is necessary for identification of marker-QTL associations (Liu, 1998).
There was significant linkage disequilibrium among the three promoter polymorphisms, and among the promoter polymorphisms and the coding polymorphism L55M.
The changes in the frequencies of habitat choice allele(s) depended on allele b frequency in the two habitats and the linkage disequilibrium between the loci.
Most SNP analyses focus on evaluating whether individual SNPs independently affect the risk of disease, ignoring the effects of interactions among multiple SNPs and linkage disequilibrium (LD) on the disease.
One of the most important components of GEBV is the size and structure of reference population and the linkage disequilibrium between SNP and quantitative trait loci (QTL).
Tests for linkage disequilibrium between all microsatellite pairs were executed in Arlequin and Genepop using default parameters.