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linkage disequilibrium

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

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.
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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