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noun, Genetics.
a group of genes in a chromosome that tends to be inherited as a unit.

linkage group n.
A pair or set of genes on a chromosome that tend to be inherited together.
linkage group
A pair or set of genes that are close to each other on a chromosome and tend to be transmitted together.


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