Definition of linkage disequilibrium in English:
noun[mass noun] Genetics
The occurrence in members of a population of combinations of linked genes in non-random proportions.
- In Fig 1C, it is shown that gene conversion generates positive linkage disequilibrium.
- It is known that epistatic selection may produce significant linkage disequilibrium in natural populations.
- Last, we discuss how to estimate and interpret estimates of genetic effects in a population with loci in linkage disequilibrium.