Definition of linkage disequilibrium in English:

linkage disequilibrium

Line breaks: link|age dis|equi¦lib¦rium

noun

[mass noun] Genetics
  • The occurrence in members of a population of combinations of linked genes in non-random proportions.
    More example sentences
    • 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.

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