where alleles at loci close together on the same chromosome tend to be inherited together
The physical association between two genes that are on the same chromosome.
Any association of genes in inheritance that exceeds what is expected from the independent assortment due to their being located on the same chromosome. Linkage is assessed by the tendency of genes to remain together during recombination.
The tendency for two loci on the same chromosome to be inherited together to prevent recombination.
The relative position of two genes on chromosomes within a genome. Two genes are said to be linked if they are on the same chromosome, and to be tightly linked if they are physically close to each other on the same chromosome. Two genes that are closely linked are usually inherited together from parent to offspring.
probability with which two neighbouring genes (on the same chromosome) can be transmitted together in case of rearrangement of the genetic material.
Genetic linkage occurs when particular alleles are inherited jointly. Typically, an organism can pass on an allele without regard to which allele was passed on for a different gene. This is because chromosomes are assorted randomly during meiosis.