linkage disequilibrium

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link·age dis·e·qui·lib·ri·um

a state involving two loci in which the probability of a joint gamete is not equal to the product of the probabilities of the constituent genes. The difference between these quantities is the increase of the disequilibrium; there are many causes of the disequilibrium.

linkage disequilibrium

a nonrandom association of two genes on the same chromosome.

link·age dis·e·qui·li·bri·um

(lingk'ăj dis-ē'kwi-lib'rē-ŭm)
A state involving two loci in which the probability of a joint gamete is not equal to the product of the probabilities of the constituent genes. The difference between these quantities is the increase of the disequilibrium; there are many causes of the disequilibrium.

linkage disequilibrium

The occurrence of combination of genes (linkages) in a population more often, or less often, than would be expected from their distance apart in the genome.

linkage disequilibrium

a nonrandom association of alleles at different loci in a population, as is produced when two loci are closely linked and selection operates to keep certain gene combinations together.