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Dictionary entry overview: What does linked genes mean?
• LINKED GENES (noun)
The noun LINKED GENES has 1 sense:
1. any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together
Familiarity information: LINKED GENES used as a noun is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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Any pair of genes that tend to be transmitted together
Nouns denoting body parts
linkage group; linked genes
the genes of Drosophila fall into four linkage groups
Hypernyms ("linked genes" is a kind of...):
cistron; factor; gene ((genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity)
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